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A B-unit cameraman with no immediate employment prospects, Gunt decides to accept his ex-wife Fiona’s offer to shoot a Survivor-style reality show on an obscure island in the Pacific. With his upwardly failing sidekick, Neal, in tow, Gunt somehow suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment, is forced to reenact the "Angry Dance" from the movie Billy Elliot, and finds himself at the center of a nuclear war - among other tribulations and humiliations.
A razor-sharp portrait of a morally bankrupt and gleefully wicked modern man, Worst. Person. Ever. is a side-splittingly funny and gloriously filthy new novel from acclaimed author Douglas Coupland. A deeply unworthy audiobook about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value, it’s guaranteed to brighten up your day.
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By David Shear on 04-07-14
Too silly, too simple, disappointing
The first couple hours of this book were great. I laughed out loud several times, Coupland is funny, no doubt about that.
Once the story started to unfold, things fell apart.
Neil, the main character's homeless friend was good. I liked him. He was funny and a good foil to everything happening. Other than that, all the characters were lame, including the main character.
He wasn't a bad guy, his character wasn't developed enough for him to be "bad." He just had weird, unlucky things happen to him all the time, which gets old, and isn't enough for a coherent or even vaguely interesting story.
The other characters, his mom, his ex-wife, the odd women, were all very forgettable, underdeveloped, and not interesting.
With about one hour of the book left, I started watching the time, trying to decide if I could even finish it. I considered stopping again with only 17 minutes left, it was that bad. I did finish it, but it was painful.
The narrator was fine, no complaints there.
This book was especially disappointing because the first part was so promising and funny.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By R. Morehouse on 07-31-15
Rude. Crude. Hilarious.
If you could sum up Worst. Person. Ever. in three words, what would they be?
He Said WHAT?
What did you like best about this story?
The over the top ridiculous sarcasm! I love sarcasm. This book reminds me of Carl Hiaasen, but much more foul (so brace yourself if that isn't your thing). I couldn't stop laughing out loud while I drove around listening!
Which scene was your favorite?
"Shat in pants during nuclear explosion!" I couldn't stop laughing.
If you could rename Worst. Person. Ever., what would you call it?
Rude. Crude. Ridiculous.
Any additional comments?
EXCELLENT READER! Great voice inflections...just a really great book that I was almost embarrassed to recommend to friends and family because it IS so rude and crude...I'm sure they'll look at me like, "You liked that?" And then I'd have to say, "I LOVED IT!!"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful