Much more is revealed as this brilliant fiction works thrilling variations on, and consolations for, its plangent message: that “in the end, everyone loses everyone.” Yes, but look what Foer has found.
Woody Allen’s bon mot about bisexuality is that it doubled one’s chances for a date, but in this novel Irving explores in his usual discursive style some of the more serious and exhaustive consequences of Allen’s one-liner.
Her narrative is so beguiling that a reader may overlook its weaknesses.
Humorous adventure tales just don’t get any more wacked…or fun to read than this.
No Time Like the Present is written in grammar-flouting stream-of-consciousness prose that is sometimes only comprehensible when you take a run at it.