World's End - T.C. Boyle "Fate!" he shouted suddenly. "Doom! History! Don't you see?"

This quote from one of the last chapters of the book sums up the whole book for me. Boyle is certainly a master wordsmith, but his use of symbolism and repetition, and his focus on a few themes (as listed above) felt completely overdone and a bit forced.

I look forward to reading his short stories, which I think I'll like better.