In order to really appreciate this book, you should read "Stephen White On Kill Me"from his website. I put the link at the end of this review. Alan Gregory is framed in the story but is not in the meat of it. A side note is Stephen White must LOVE cars in order to give some of the descriptions he does in this book. This is a striking book that brings up a lot of end-of-life questions. It makes you think.
I found this book to be very engaging. The first part is a well thought consideration of end of life issues and the latter is an intense thriller. Throw in a strong, emotional story with a twist ending and you have one compelling story. Highly recommended.
After the first disk I was bored...but I have a long commute and have to have something to listen to.
I have now listened to the 5th CD. It's like when you were a little kid and your mother forced you to eat brussel sprouts, you didn't like them from the start but you're doing it, your chewing and swollowing and you think you can take it but then you come to a point when the thought of one more brussle sprout causes your stomach to heave. That's the feeling I get thinking about that 6th CD.
I COULD ONLY GET THROUGH 4 DISKS. NOT AN INTERESTING BOOK AND I COULD NOT RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE.
Well, I've read all of Stephen White's previous books. This one threw me. I didn't think I'd like it at first. But the more I listened, the more I liked it. Alan Gregory is actually a very small part of this story. An unnamed man is the main storyteller. Even the author's introduction is different. White explains where the concept for the book came from, but not what he's about to say. The story dragged a bit through the last third or so, but overall, I liked this story. It surely gives one food for thought.
after listening to 7 of the 10 disks i was thinking kill me. this novel dragged on too long. author should have stopped while the story was still interesting.
This is really innovative somewhat clever book. Dr. Gregory is not a big part of this book. His main character who is never named is really unique. Overall a good read.