I was disappointed in The curious case of Benjamin Button. It's extremely short - about 40 pages - and while the premise is interesting, the book's so vague that I couldn't really get into it or care about the characters at all. There are very few actual scenes in the book (conversations, etc); most of it is just the narrator describing a period of Benjamin's life, and all of the characters — Benjamin's father, his son, and Benjamin himself — come off looking pretty callous.
It's still a sad story, though, since it's almost impossible to have any normal relationship with your body (and mind) growing younger and sillier.
But I am disappointed, because the premise (person is born as old man and gets younger with time), I think, really is interesting.
But the book? Not so.
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