The Fool of New York City is Michael D. O'Brien's latest novel. I didn't like it as well as his others. The first few pages were difficult to get into. I remember thinking to myself that I could recommend this book to friends--they wouldn't get past the first few pages. But then the story hooked me. A giant (man almost seven feet tall) rescues a man with amnesia. How they trace back the amnesiac's life, is the plot. O'Brien has a knack for character depiction. Although I enjoyed the book, I thought the ending rushed.