I admit that I am skeptical of novels that are thinly disguised attempts at philosophy (Life of Pi – better on the second read, Sophie’s World – couldn’t get into it, etc.). So once I got into this book and realized what it was, I didn’t want to like it. But I was drawn into the conversation, and I found it very thought provoking. So I am probably 20 years too late, but this is still a book well worth reading. It will not leave you comfortable, I assure you, even if you agree with much of the sentiments Quinn expresses.

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