Not a good start....

The Tower: A Novel - Uwe Tellkamp, Michael Mitchell

This book was going to be a difficult read anyway - simply because I'm fairly familiar with the setting, the location, the speech patterns, etc.

 

But it never is a good start if the author tries to set the scene by exaggerating the descriptions, forcing dialogues, and using brand names likes cliches.

 

Has anyone read this?