A very disappointing third installation of what was previously an engaging and gripping poetic work. Clearly in this volume we see the pressures of success bear down on the author… must match the success of the previous two volumes! But ends up failing miserably. A hollow and bleary-eyed reminisce purely about boyhood, not shot through like the other two books with present-day scenes that make us actually care about the narrator. Purely resting on laurels from other volumes, assuming that you care about this vague and sketchy nimrod. Troubles with his dad continue, of course. Comics, soccer, reading, school, it all has a hollow ring and a rushed feel. For those in a bit of a hurry to read the complete series, no harm in completely skipping this one.