The Man in My Basement

   This book is very well written and felt profound, and I kept expecting something really interesting and wise from one of the characters. He reminded me of what a Zen master said when asked if he didn't think there was too much evil in the world: he said he thought the amount of evil was just about right. This book's character wouldn't have agreed with that, but he seemed to say that a certain, rather large, amount of evil in the world is inevitable and unchangeable.

   I haven't been able to integrate all the other things that were going on in the book, and in that way I think it is flawed, but the main character and the main incident and the characterization of the narrator made it worth recommending.