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Actively hated this book; still trying to figure out why...I mean, I was interested enough to listen till the end so I think on some level I enjoyed being annoyed at every turn.
Not sure which is worse, the pretentious writing or the broadcast-school narration.
Either way, the protagonist is a stupid cartoon of what every guy thinks/wants/hopes he is, and the female characters are what every guy thinks/wants/hopes women are. Seriously, this reads more like a first novel (that never saw the light of day) than the effort of an apparently respected writer.
And the narrator is horribly miscast---his growly, trying-to-sound-macho delivery just makes the protagonist sound like more of an a-hole than he already is.
Loved the title. Really, really did not like the book.
On the other hand, Ron Currie's supposed to be a pretty big deal, so maybe I just didn't get it?
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This was a good performance by Jake Hart. The novel began well. It was amusing, but Emma got tiresome. I wanted Ron to kick to the curb. Enough already, you obsessive little man child. I really didn’t like Ron either. He is a fool, a narcissistic ass. The writing, let’s address it: the writing is clear and confident. I liked the way Currie organized it, like diary entries, but not by dates. I rarely give novels three stars, but here it is.