This is my in-progress review of Paterson on Goodreads:
Ugh. I am obviously way too stupid to appreciate this. Ok, I'm only on page 12, but so far I see nothing to like and have no desire to go on reading. Not only do I have no idea what's going on, I can barely muster the desire to care what's going on. Tedious and boring.
Sorry if this review isn't sophisticated enough for you academic types (all I have is a bachelor's degree, sorry), but I'll keep at it and maybe update this review as I go along. Maybe I'll find something I like. It can only get better from here.