Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A fictional memoir of "Mike" who visits his dying grandfather and learns LOTS about grandpa's life. At the end and under the influence of strong pain meds, grandpa get talkative and tells his grandson MANY stories of his life, his loves (Mike's grandmother and his mother) and his ideas. The story here is pretty great, there is intrigue, mystery, love and adventure. Grandpa has had a hell of a life that he has kept mostly to himself. As with all of the other Chabon books that I've read, he has a way with the words, you get the feeling that you really KNOW this guy. I enjoyed the book immensely.