Reviews about historical, literary, classic, and other fiction. Miscellaneous book things.
I really loved the author's first book (A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True), but this second book just didn't do it for me.
I don't tend to be drawn to modern stories, especially with sports as a theme, but I figured I'd just give this one a try. The book started off well enough, and the writing style felt familiar and was pleasant at first. It sort of lost that feel though, and with it went my interest. I never really became that attached to any of the characters, especially the main character Etto, who I liked less and less as I kept reading.
Beyond that, this book just felt a lot fluffier and less genuine than the author's first. It didn't feel like there was anything special to it, and eventually I just decided to stop reading.