Tinkers by Paul Harding
by: Paul Harding;
2009; 191 pages,
Tinkers was the Pulitzer Prize winner of 2010. So, that would make it a pretty good book choice don't you think?
So did I.
and you know what? It was.
I really enjoyed it. It was a good mix of interesting characters and great writing. I found it quite engaging. Of course, it helps that the book is less than 200 pages, but there is a reason why this won the Pulizter.
I love when the writing is new and unique. And I really felt as though Harding found a good style.
Tinkers is about an old man lying on his death bed. He remembers his life. That may sound boring, but I was genuinely intrigued throughout the book.
I especially liked the chapters about the man's father. I found those incredibly interesting.
The story and narration jump through the generations, but always paint a clear picture of the speaker and his emotions, and how these events shape his life, and that of his kids.