Perhaps I'm in a bad mood and don't know it. Maybe I got out of bed on the wrong side. Maybe I'm too tired. But this book just left me cold.
I know! I've read some of your reviews out there in blog land - you all love this book! It's a breath of fresh air, the book you've all been waiting for. But I was disappointed. My previous Meg Rosoff experiences have been fabulous so perhaps my expectations were too high.
The construct was amusing - a teenage boy as god - which would actually explain a lot. But I got tired of it after the 3rd chapter. It felt like cleverness for the sake of cleverness.
I couldn't engage with any of the characters; they left me cold, with a couldn't care less attitude towards them.
I ended up skimming the middle section just to get it over and done with :-(
This book contains sexual references.