The story's appeal stems from the fact that one can sympathize with all of the characters. Glister's wish to put her life of dictation behind her is completely understandable, but the ghostly author's circumstances come off as somewhat tragic, leaving the reader to hope he achieves his goal. And then there's Mr. Wilkes, the oafish wrestler-turned-antiques salesman; he's such a cute and unusual soul that one can't help but feel for him as well. Despite the simpler tone of the storytelling, the characters are well realized, and there's no outright antagonist. Each character has a legitimate agenda or goal that just happens to conflict with others. The morals of Watson's story touch upon the virtue of patience, the bite of karma and the importance of remembering that one shouldn't judge others by appearance. Read Full Review
Be the first to rate this issue!
Click the 'Rate/Write A Review' link above to get started.