The last 100 pages kind of drag (you should have already been able to predict the ending at that point) but its a fun read and a surprising amount of people have read it, so its good fun to talk about at parties. Some parts drag others are a blast.
>>7594974 I have tried to read it twice. Gave me a fucking headache. Gimmicky. The author's stand in has way to extensive a vocabulary for a fucking druggie tattoo needle maker. Got like 350 pages in and stopped. I think it is the only book I didn't finish.
I read 'The Power and the Glory' instead. I suggest you do the same.
It's okay. Nothing awful but nothing spectacular either. It's got a neato spooky atmosphere and has a fun mystery at heart, with some enjoyable, albeit gimmicky, uses of graphology.
It's okay. Get through it because it's not particularly difficult and then move on to the books it tries to emulate (Infinite Jest, White Noise, Gravity's Rainbow, those sort of labyrinthine doorstoppers).
These dulls anons who 'couldn't finish it' because of footnotes and some gimmick pages should fuck off back to /v/. It's a readable fun horror story. If you can read this post, you can clearly understand English fine and therefore you will be able to read this book.
>>7594974 It's a fun book, at least I thought so years ago when I read it.
It's not difficult in the sense of complex themes or dense prose, the difficulty comes from having to turn the book 180 degrees occasionally and reading footnotes. If you don't understand it after a first read you're probably literally retarded.
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