“They share a lot, astronomy and childhood. Both are voyages across huge distances. Both search for facts beyond grasp. Both theorize wildly and let possibilities multiply without limits. Both are humbled every few weeks. Both operate out of ignorance. Both are mystified by time. Both are forever starting out.”
Oh man am I disappointed with this one. The Overstory is one of my favorite books of all time. But like Orfeo, Bewilderment has lots of elements of magic but just didn’t cast a spell for me.
I loved the neurodivergent main character and his view on the world and humanity but his dad was just hapless. I was totally intrigued by the treatment concept presented in the book but the political angle and the ending just killed it for me. This is ⭐️⭐️💫 stars for me but I generously rounded up on Goodreads because it had some beautifully written passages and quotables.
Does anyone else thing Goodreads needs to give us the ability to give half stars?! What book was your biggest disappointment of the year?