Undermajor Domo Minor is one of my all time favorite books and so I was very excited to see that Patrick deWitt had a new book coming out. That said, I was quite disappointed. I think that this would have been a fine book if I didn’t have such high expectations going in.
Let’s start with the good. I really love the way deWitt writes dysfunctional people. His characters are terrible people that I want to hate so badly yet I want them to succeed and have good lives, something I don’t usually feel with unlikable characters.
Not much actually happens with those characters, though. The plot is underwhelming and I didn’t feel like I actually got anything out of the book when I finished reading it. The story didn’t stick with me and I probably won’t think about this book much.