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Craig Roberts absolutely nails his performance of Oliver. Even better than he does in the film. Sublime novel.
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If you enjoyed the film, I'd be very surprised if you didn't engage with this. My guess is that it will land more successfully with a British reader, as lots of the references are quite culturally specific, I could be wrong though. I laughed a lot while listening to this and am disappointed Joe Dunthorne hasn't written more for me to get through. Craig Roberts is excellent, he performs the book as well as he does in the film adaptation and I think anyone else reading it would not have been the same.
In contrast to another user's review, I do not think this is a book for teenagers. It's a book for people who have been a teenager (everyone) ...and have suffered from social awkwardness and come to bizzare conclusions about love and members of the opposite sex. Oliver Tate's twisted logic and rationale borders on the psychopathic but he's somehow still likeable.
I think your sense of humour will be the determining factor here, to whether this book is for you. If you enjoy Roald Dahl's adult short stories I think you'll enjoy this!