Cindy posted a review at 2009-06-04 11:48:37.
First time I read it was when I was 14 or so and I have been hooked ever since. DEFINITELY a classic as my dog earred copies will tell.
It might be considered slow moving by the twitter/facebook/video game pace of today but to me it calls out the need for slow reflection, serious intropection and meaningful action.
Many layered in meaning, beautiful language use and absolutely amazing, stunning, imaginative, sorrowful, joyeous, comedic, dark, tragic and yet redeeming stories overall.
As a Christian I love the connections to my faith and the literary beauty. Next to the Bible it is one of my favorite vehicles for escaping the the daily grind and getting beyond the mundane. I'll set it aside for years, then come back to "dip my toe" for a while.
It may not grab you the first time but give it time and it will grow on you.