Friday, March 21, 2014
Pieces, by Chris Lynch
The book starts out with an interesting premise but after a few moments of wonderment about what it means to have parts of your brother inside of strangers, the story starts to unravel. By the end, it has become a disorganized mess of ideas and characters that largely failed to capture my interest. I don't think Lynch really knew what to do with the story. No character really develops and the original premise merely serves as an excuse for these disparate characters to interact. The highlight of the book is actually a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese, but that could have been spun off as an amusing short story, as it has nothing to do with the story.