Wobegon Boy by Garrison Keillor

Wobegon Boy by Garrison KeillorKeillor is an author and humorist known for his weekly radio program “A Prairie Home Companion”, which features folksy tales of life in the fictional town of Lake Wobegon. Keillor is the author of several books, including Lake Wobegon Days (1995), Leaving Home (1992) and Happy to Be Here (1990). In Keillor’s latest novel; John Tollefson, a Lake Wobegon native, has moved to New York State to manage a radio station at a college for the “academically challenged children of financially gifted parents”. After he buys a house and finds a girlfriend, John sets about trying to find himself

What the Armchair Critics Thought:
This is a book badly in need of an interesting plot. Although there were many clever sentences and nicely satirical passages, it was a struggle to complete. Dull, dull, dull. Partly due to his shoddy treatment of the women in his life, we found the main character was completely unsympathetic and were unsure of why his girlfriend eventually agreed to marry him. Mr. Keillor’s characters should stick to Lake Wobegon in future.

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