*** About the Book ***
*** Why I Read It ***
I was somewhat certain that I’d read this in college (now I’m thinking that I only read an excerpt of it) but I couldn’t recall anything about it. I figured it was one of those books that everyone seems to know about but few have actually read. And it is part of the 1,001 Books To Read Before You Die list and therefore counts for the 1% Well Read Challenge.
*** My Thoughts ***
Listening to this book has merely cemented my opinion that satires and me just don’t get along. I had that same thought before but I gave satire another shot anyway. Alas, to no avail; we are just not meant to be.
Not to say that I didn’t enjoy this book. There were parts where I laughed out loud at the sheer ridiculousness of it, and I definitely wasn’t bored or upset by the story. I just fail to appreciate satire for what it is.
*** About the Narrator ***
I've never heard Donal Donnelly narrate before, but I like him! He did a wide variety of voices for this audiobook and gave it that "over-the-top" feeling that the book required.
*** Your Thoughts ***
If you’ve read this – either on your own or in school – what did you think of it? Do you like satirical works? Why or why not?