I never said I was good, did I?
One of my favorite bloggers, The Retropolitan, reviews Being Good:
The author does a commendable job getting the reader inside Slav’s head, and perhaps the part of the book that I admired the most was the ways in which I could identify with the voice of the character; I know Slav, or at least people like Slav.
I really like this bit too:
The different characters have different voices, which is quite a troubling aspect of writing for a lot of people, but Todd pulls it off well. The book I’m currently reading happens to have been written by a significantly successful author, and thus far I’d easily say that he’s failing in a lot of the places that “Being Good” succeeds, at least in terms of creating dialogue between characters that doesn’t seem like it’s all being spoken the same way.