Henry Thompson is a most engaging and sympathetic character. He seems to perfectly illustrate the concept of grace under pressure. I found myself so involved in all his concerns, including the passages about Post Office procedures, which I thought were fascinating and informative. I was rooting for him to defeat his foes in a noble and gracious manner. Henry Thompson is a type of Everyman Hero whose struggles and victories are very compelling, because most of us can identify and empathize with him.
—Roberta Tennant, M.A.