"His heart was a church of his own choosing, and the lights came through the colorful windows."
Thanks once again to my friend, Jennifer, for a fantastic reading recommendation! I think I'm going to appoint her my Book Guru. I hope she will find the title pay enough. Feel free to use it as a resume builder, Sister.
When she recommended Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt, she said that she had no idea how to describe it or how to explain why she liked it. I completely concur with that assessment. It's a quirky novel full of likable characters and witty, engaging dialogue, but I don't really know how to explain exactly what it's about or even why I found it so compelling. The best description I can come up with is an allegorical fairy-tale-type coming-of-age story about a lovable, dishonest and somewhat self-centered young man who leaves home, gets robbed, gets unrobbed, gets a job, falls in love with his robber's daughter, makes friends with said robber among others, makes enemies, gets murdered, gets unmurdered, finds himself abandoned, becomes unjobbed, and embarks on a quest to find his love and life. How's that?
Here's what I know for sure: I loved just about every minute of this book and miss the characters and their snappy dialogue and insouciant attitudes like people I wish I knew.