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Firstly, the guy can write. But that's probably what frustrated me most about this book. The opening hundred pages or so, where the protagonist is describing his affliction and is actively playing backgammon is very engaging and well written but the remainder of the book just meanders on and on and on. Had a good idea but didn't know how to use it.
An interesting novel, with some good set pieces. The last third is a lot less engaging and the story peters out - maybe that's realistic but less fulfilling! It also tends at the end toward male middle aged wish fulfillment a little. Generally, for me, it was a bit of a let down compared to his other works.