This book had been on my shelf for years, it is a mass market paperback with small writing so those usually do get picked to be read first unless there is something grabbing me about the book. I think the only reason I had the book was because a hospital room in St Louis was mentioned on the back cover. Well it is almost too bad because I really didn't like this book. What started as an interesting idea, a professor can read, in his head, what other people are thinking. His wife is the same & together can communicate with each other without talking. She dies of cancer & he goes off the deep end. Then for just really no reasons at all, he burns down the house, goes to nowhere Florida, meets up with a mafia guy disposing of a body, gets away, becomes homeless in Denver, beats someone up, goes west & does work on a ranch until the crazy lady owner with steel fake teeth and a desire to kill people & freeze them tries to catch him. Then he stumbles into Vegas, wins a bunch of money & gets kidnapped by mafia guy. What should have been a decent story was just destroyed by all that crap in the middle. Then the end he gets sucked into the thoughts of a death, blind & dumb kid in St Louis where he can hang with his wife. Just terrible. Maybe I am a bad judge but this was not it for me, not even close.
I was thinking about posting on PBS but there are already 6 copies and just no reason to do so. I will put this in my give-away pile.