This book reminded some of Tinkers (the 2010 winner, which I reviewed here). The rambling nature of the letter did not keep my interest and Reverend Ames's concern about John Ames Boughton's character turned out to be rather exaggerated once he finally revealed the whole story. However, the book is very well written and definitely had the feel of a letter written from the perspective of someone looking back on his life, sharing stories as they came to mind, expressing regrets for things that could have been different, and understanding how time can change the way one views a situation.
Have any of you read this book? Please share your thoughts in the comments.