Monday, December 26, 2011
You're either going to love it or hate it. I loved it and hated it depending on the position of the sun as I was reading.
It's a dissection of the complexities of the father-son dynamic. But done so in a rather unusual way–through grave-digging.
We say that there shouldn't be boy books or girl books–and in some respects that may be true–but this is definitely a boy book. Girls will read it, girls will like it (or hate it), but they will never be able to truly understand it.
That's not a judgement. It's not a dig. It's a fact. It's biology. Only someone born a son can fully appreciate the horrific complexities of the father-son dynamic.