“The Heart’s Invisible Furies”

First thing to say is that there isn’t anything wrong with the writing. But I gave John Boyne’s book 200 pages and then had to give up. I’m afraid the subject / genre / style just wasn’t for me.

I was reminded of J.P.Donleavy’s marvellously funny and bizarre books – which I loved and need to re-read at least one, probably “The Onion Eaters” or “The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B”. Perhaps “The Heart’s Invisible Furies” wasn’t somehow ‘whacky’ enough, I don’t know…