I really liked the book; I read it years ago, a couple chapters at a time, when I would go to the Barnes and Nobles at the local mall. Finally I got to the point where the story had nicely wrapped up, there were only like 30 pages left and I was like "Meh, I don't feel like reading 30 pages of 'Yay, we rock!' victory drivvle." Then a year later I came back and saw the book and figured "Why not finish it." OMG. Totally missed the major twist in the story.
My favorite part of the book is the priest's speech on why religion is needed. I actually thought it was really well done.
I'm seeing the movie this Friday and will write about it sometime after.
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