“Life among Giants” Bill Roorbach

ARC (Advance Reading Copy). Published November 13, 2012. Algonquin Books (Workman Publishing). 331 pp.

This was my first Adult book in a long time and, while reading it, I realized why I don’t particularly like Adult books. It was WAY too long and WAY too boring.

Told through memories and present day snapshots over a time period flipping back and forth over more than 40 years, Lizard (David) recounts the story of his mother and father’s murders, his numerous sexual escapades, his sister Kate’s mental instability, his football career, his quest for revenge, and every major milestone in his very confused life. I wasn’t sure whether I was coming or going, and had to keep leafing back through the book to find out more information about something he had previously glossed over and which he was now describing in depth.

Overall, I thought “Life among giants” was confusing, uninteresting, boring, and had a very unsatisfying ending. I didn’t like it, but will leave it up to you to see if you want to Read It or Not.

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Author: Mrs. Mac

As a School Librarian, I was Co-Chair of REFORMA's (The National Association to Promote Library Services to the Latinos and Spanish Speaking) CAYASC (Children & Young Adult Services Committee) for 2 yrs. As Co-Chair, I was in charge of all things YA. I have been a member of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) for many years, and have worked as a school librarian for many years. When I'm not blogging, I like to read, run, race and sing - not necessarily in that order. My blog reviews books I enjoyed (or didn't enjoy), which leaves you to ask yourself "Should I Read it or Not?"

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