|Nomadic SA Chick||
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Page Count: 192
Fiction Genre: Book Club, Contemporary
Dates Read: May 10-11, 2015
An old man lies dying. Propped up in his living room and surrounded by his children and grandchildren, George Washington Crosby drifts in and out of consciousness, back to the wonder and pain of his impoverished childhood in Maine. As the clock repairer’s time winds down, his memories intertwine with those of his father, an epileptic, itinerant peddler and his grandfather, a Methodist preacher beset by madness.
I chose Tinkers by Paul Harding for this week because the synopsis sounded interesting. "At once heartbreaking and life affirming, Tinkers is an elegiac meditation on love, loss, illness, faith, and the fierce beauty of nature." - GoodReads
When I finished this book I was left feeling ... well, I don't know exactly what I felt, but it was not the satisfaction I normally feel when finishing a book. The book was at times confusing as the stories between George and his father melded together. It was a very different book than I would normally read, and for that I am thankful I delved into this, but I am not sure I could ever recommend it to anyone.
1 out of 5 stars.