This is Eggers first novel, following his memoir (A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius). We’re told the very entertaining, unpredictable tale of life-long friends, Will and Hand, who go on a week-long, around-the-world trip to give away money. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Eggers. I revere his amazing ability to capture emotion in unique, vivid, and often beautiful ways. He’s so outstanding at it that I usually can forgive his somewhat seemingly self-congratulatory love of clever devices (Hand’s interjection three-quarters of the way through) which make his works a little too self-aware and self-reflexive.
Gwenamon says: Very, very good