This latest book confirmed how I feel about him as a writer. He brings something to the pages beyond the written word, he brings art to the page. Now that I've given him such a glowing analysis, let me say that this is not an easy book to read. At over 730 pages (and 4 children in the house) it's not something I was able to rip through quickly. In fact, it took much longer than I expected. Not because of the length but because of the topic. A word of warning, this book is not for the weak of heart. A main focus of the book is the horrific occurrence at Columbine. And while this is a work of fiction, he did so much research that I found myself reliving the sadness and horror as if it had happened 9 days ago instead of 9 years ago.
This one goes on the keeper shelf. Right next to my favorite book of all time... "This Much I Know Is True." And one last comment I must share... Thank you, Wally, for sharing your talent with me... your books inspire me.
In love and recovery,