What I’m Reading

Pardon me as it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, let alone a book review! I’m going to slightly tweet how I format these posts, mainly by just linking to the book details on Goodreads instead of copying and pasting the entire book jacket. Why? Mainly so you can get straight to the review, but also because formatting can be a pain. Regardless, here goes the following review:

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Oh, how I wanted so much more from this novel. Being a Pulitzer Prize winner, I thought for sure that Less was going to be a page-turner, but alas, it felt more like a bunch of whining drivel.

Less follows Arthur Less as he travels the world in a “woe-is-me” pity party. Boo-hoo, he’s turning 50. Boo-hoo, his ex-lover is getting married. Boo-hoo, his novel pitch tanked. I had a hard time sympathizing for Less, to say the least.

I had a really difficult time staying focussed as things seemed to be everywhere. I skimmed through some paragraphs and I don’t feel like I missed anything significant.

The ending was disappointing and I really wonder how on earth Less (the book, not the character) received such a coveted award.

My rating: ★★½ / 5 stars

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