Colorado was Wally Lamb’s The Hour I First Believed. And I read it forever ago. This road trip from home has been stalling since I went back to school and got a second job. I will finish though! The next book I had to order online. Couldn’t find it anywhere in a used bookstore and it’s out of print, I think.

I reviewed the book on Goodreads but not well. I’ve been quite lazy. I will say for this book that it was perfect to read in public. It’s a rather large book and I live in a town riddled with cat-callers who think that they are showering women with compliments. However, while reading this book I walked around my neighborhood and men said “good evening” and held doors for me. Maybe they treated me nicely because I was displaying signs of literacy. Maybe they were afraid I would hit them over the head with a hefty novel. I’m not sure. Anyway, I hate to hate on a book that was well researched and was about PTSD and Columbine. I mean, that’s ambitious stuff. I found though that the MC was annoying. Maybe I wouldn’t have noticed how much I didn’t like him if it hadn’t been so long, but alas, it was so long.

This is what I wrote on Goodreads: ”

That was at least 400 pages longer than it needed to be. Economy, Wally, economy. It was alright, but for a 700 plus page time investment, I’m going to need more than alright.”

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