I liked it. The digressions that make up most of the book were interesting. The occasional flowery/literary musings were the only bits I didn't like, but they were few and short. I'd glad to have finally read it.
I did laugh out loud several times. The individual instances described were well done, but I especially liked the longer jokes. The one that sticks in my mind is J's inconsistency on the subject of steam launches.
The description of the suicide's discovery and history was moving. A reminder that the 'good old days' weren't all that good.
I can see why it has become a 'classic'. Well worth the time to read.
Originally Posted by pilotbob
So, lets talk about the July 2009 Book Club selection.