Pontoon by Garrison Keillor

I’ve heard Garrison Keillor on the radio many times and enjoyed listening to him. I don’t think he’s the greatest things since sliced bread but good for a chuckle if you are stuck in the car. So I thought I’d try a book of his.

I don’t think I’ll try that again.

The rambling pointlessness of it was not enough to counter the wry humor and I kept hearing his voice reading it in my head, which would have been fine except that he talks really slowly, even in my head! By the time I made it to the grade finale at the end I was too irritated to really enjoy the scene that had been set up.

Would I recommend it? No. Sometimes the spoken word should stay the spoken word.


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