I swung and missed at this one. There is a key early detail that I just missed, and it had a big impact on how I read the rest of the book. I don’t think I missed it because I wasn’t paying attention (though I do wonder what missing it says about me – I’m trying to avoid spoilers here). I think I missed it because Hunt’s writing is so understated. There is work for the reader to do here. And because I missed the detail, I was frustrated by what Hunt was asking of me. In retrospect, though, I can see what a powerful situation he created and how well his structure and style supports his meaning, as I understand it, only now.

So, I’ll read it again.