It's finally happened. I plucked this book off my shelves the other day, and I realized that I have no idea why I bought it. Someone must have mentioned it on a blog or in a group that I belong to, but I can't remember. I find that sad and disturbing.
Maybe I bought it because of the author. Who's W. Watts Biggers? Well, for one thing, he's the co-creator of the beloved TV series Underdog, among many others. He wrote the theme song, too. You can read all about him here. This book is nothing at all like Underdog, however. It's very strange.
A young boy (about 12 years old) with no memory of his past and no ability to remember anything that he's told or that happens to him is dropped off at a boy's school by a man who refuses to answer any questions. The boy is given the name of Caro. He gets some odd therapy and improves a bit, but because he's developing sexual feelings for his therapist, he leaves the school, after which time he appears to have no trouble remembering things, although he never recalls his past prior to his time in the school. He begins a picaresque journey as he searches for his purpose in life, which he believes can be discovered through books and through studying the life of General Douglas MacArthur. Bad things happen.
In the end Caro learns . . . something. I'm not sure what. The book is short, however, and Caro's adventures held my interest, so there's that.