A story about this — 5 years ago
It was hard to get past three things in this book. First, was the formatting. There were few paragraphs, many run-on sentences, not to mention no differentiation in dialogue existed in the text. It was hard to follow at times.
Next, you have to get past how far fetched the premise of the novel happens to be. And an ending that could easily make the reader roll his or her eyes.
Last is the extremely outdated paradigm in the book. The book was copyrighted in 2002 but the main character doesn’t seem to have ever heard of a computer. He spends several chapters on a task that could have easily be accomplished with a few mouseclicks. Other than cellphones, no modern technology is mentioned or used in the book.
Outside of that, the novel had some redeeming value. It explored some interesting territory concerning uniqueness and identity and disguise. The narrator’s take on a dog’s inner life won me over too.