Is the literary community really missing out on anything, now that the clever punchline of this review has been omitted? Comments like this aren't cultural conversations. They're self-satisfied monologues.
I really didn't want to like this book. An enemy recommended it to me and everyone I hate has been raving about it and it's about a topic that's not of interest to me at all so I really thought, This book is not up my alley at all! So of course I read it.