Year 4, Book 82

82. Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard
This book was for one of my book clubs. We were looking for something vaguely Christmas related, and the title Timothy in this book is the character Tiny Tim from A Christmas Carol all grown up. As seems to be the curse of this book club we once again picked a book that I didn’t care for. I’m not really sure what the point of having the protagonist of this book be Tiny Tim was as it didn’t really contribute much to the book. The main plot of the book revolves around Timothy getting caught up in some scandal by trying to rescue a ten year old girl who is being prostituted. There’s a whole kind of murder mystery thing going on and frankly I found it all really boring and not-suspenseful. I just really didn’t care about any of it. Every once in awhile there is something thrown in about his Uncle N (i.e. Ebeneezer Scrooge) and his father Bob Cratchit, but really there wasn’t any connection between the main plot and these characters so I again repeat I don’t see the point. It might as well have just been a book set during that same time period. I give it a 3 out of 10.

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