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Lowboy, the nickname of the novel's main character, owing to his proclivity for riding the New York subway "low" underground, is on a mission. The opening pages establish the timeframe for this mission: it must be accomplished in a single day. Thus Wray meets one of Aristotle's requisites for good storytelling--the unity of time.
Wray's writing is excellent in almost every other respect. The pacing is perfect and keeps the reader on the edge of his/her seat. The dialogue is at once humorous and touching. Symbolism runs consistently throughout the novel.
I find that the vivid metaphors of the book sometimes range beyond the brilliant and into the obscure or opaque, but this doesn't detract much from the overall writing.
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It just seemed to stop. Which was a good thing in its way because I coud never get into it. The plight of these strange people was never brought home to me. Not sure if tht is a reflection of me or the writer but should not a writer have a story to tell, first and foremost? Did not seem to be one here. At least not for me.
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