Registered by ukbrat of St. Catharines, Ontario Canada on 4/14/2004
I got through the first part of this book and found it a bit difficult to read. I am putting it down and will take another run at it at a later date.
I tried to read this book again and just couldn't get through it. While I appreciate what the author is trying to accomplish, I just felt that it was a failed attempt. While trying to explore the rites of passage from boyhood to manhood, he is using North American folklore to develop this passage. What is accomplished instead, is the Main character looks like a misogynist and a emotionally undeveloped male. He manages to demonstrate every negetive stereotype that one can produce about men. I think that this is conterproductive to the original message that should come from the rite of passage that is often unappreciated by modern society.