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Anyone read Stone Junction?
« on: February 27, 2021, 11:56:25 AM »
Might start this on Sunday night but thought I'd check on others' opinions first. Is it any good? It seems quite David Mitchell-y? It's not all mystical hippy shit is it?

Re: Anyone read Stone Junction?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 11:54:19 AM »
It's hippy shit for the first half, then it turns into a not-very-good hybrid of a spy thriller and a road novel.

Re: Anyone read Stone Junction?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 12:21:48 PM »
So you don't think it's very good then? I'm about 100 pages in, just got to what I presume is the end of the first part where the mum gets blown up. Quite enjoyed it and all the reviews seem really positive.

Re: Anyone read Stone Junction?
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2021, 11:38:51 PM »
I actually liked the book on the whole. The road novel segment towards the end just didn't click with me at all - too many wacky characters introduced and dropped in a couple of pages and Daniel was starting to get right on my tits by the end, but that's basically a staple of the genre so the problem's with me. Plus I was really enjoying the tutoring vignettes, so having the book suddenly handbrake turn into something totally different was a bit disappointing. But again, my problem.

Re: Anyone read Stone Junction?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2021, 05:41:27 PM »
I'm about two thirds of the way through and it's getting a bit tedious now. He's turned invisible and stolen that diamond and it's just silly, like YAF. Looking forward to getting it finished even though, as you say, it is enjoyable.

Re: Anyone read Stone Junction?
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2021, 06:25:50 PM »
I love it. Read it as a teen and the whole rogues and rebels Mystical American Outlaw vibes just ooze off the page. Some great characters, if a bit outlandish, and just a really addictive writing style. one of the books where I like the writing more than the story maybe but the story was definitely good enough, especially in the first half.

Re: Anyone read Stone Junction?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2021, 10:20:50 AM »
Finished it last night. What a load of shit. First two thirds, up until he learns to disappear, are really good fun. Last third is just stupid (apart from the horrible CIA man and that guy they get in to investigate the disappearance of the diamond).That stupid fucking girl and her imaginary daughter and the complete absence of any sense of danger because he can just vanish at will. Awful.

Re: Anyone read Stone Junction?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2021, 03:51:14 PM »
Haha fuck I forgot about the obnoxious hippy girl with her imaginary daughter. Isn't there an absolutely soul-destroying awful radio DJ, as well?

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