This one was my pick for episode 5 of the Unpr!ntable podcast and I chose it because I felt it was a near-perfect example of how a writer can inhabit a character to the point at which you forget you're reading about them and actually begin to see the world through their eyes.Yes a little sentimentality creeps in. Yes the plot is not exactly complicated. No this book will not change literature as we know it. Put those things aside. It's worth reading just to enjoy how thoroughly Kelman has succeeded in the deceptively simple task of making a character come to life.