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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
A breakout romantic comedy by the bestselling author of five critically acclaimed novels Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. QUESTION: How do you arrange to skip town? ANSWER: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story. A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, lyrical," "elegiac," "ingenious," as well as "too sappy by half," Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.
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DivineDiana
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Back to walking with my new Playaway! Had no idea that it had won The Pulitzer!

Cinfhen How‘s it on audio??? 3w
PrezBookster Interesting! I have never seen that! 3w
DivineDiana @Cinfhen I‘m liking it! 🙂 3w
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Jilly6183
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I was often annoyed that Arthur thought his life was so insignificant and humdrum, when that was not the case. But I also related to the very human conflicts of self-doubt. And I think that was the author's point - we never see ourselves as others see us. As a travel junkie, I could have used more time in each place and more about those cultures instead of very basic and stereotypical descriptions, but the story itself is full of humor and heart.

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kricheal
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Mehso-so

I was expecting to really love this instead I just found the entire story to be ok with a good ending. It has many layers but ultimately the character Less ends up becoming like his own fictional character "Swift", hard to feel sorry for. The end ties it together nicely though. #49 #2019

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cleoh
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 3!

seven covers in seven days, no explanation!
tag someone new each day!

@Caroline2 if you haven‘t already, join in!

Molly_the_mezzo My mom is reading this right now, and I was just commenting on the cover the other day! 4w
Ruthiella Good one!😀 4w
emmaturi I have had this one on my shelves for ages! 4w
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cleoh @Molly_the_mezzo @Ruthiella @emmaturi I haven‘t read it yet but I‘m looking forward to it! 4w
Caroline2 Thanks for the tag! I‘m already in and loving seeing all these lovely covers every day! 😍 4w
cleoh @Caroline2 amazing! 4w
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Love the cover. Not taken in by the characters but I finished it because I enjoyed the way the author used words. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #LibraryEBook

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

DivineDiana Getting ready to start this as an audio also! 1mo
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Favorck
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🌟 Less made me mad because I wanted to love it but totally hated it... bail!!!!
🌟 Reba!
🌟 I had a homemade fruit smoothie & a hard boiled egg
🌟 Eastern!
🌟 Gray Boy 🤘🏼

#friyayintro

KatieDid927 Less is incredibly overrated. Not a Pulitzer-level work. Not even close. 1mo
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Samplergal
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A light hearted view of love, aging, and accomplishments. I know this book had received both the Pulitzer as well as mixed reviews. I loved it. Either way, it is a quick and warm hearted read. Don‘t believe all the negative reviews. I‘m glad I ignored them. Well written and character driven, the story takes Less around the world in search of many things. #quirky #SummersEndReadathon #6

Lcsmcat I liked it too. 2mo
The_Real_Nani I enjoyed this book as well, though I don‘t understand what made it Pulitzer-worthy. 2mo
marleed I read it last month and loved it! 1mo
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melissajayne
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Mehso-so

It was ok. There were parts that were great and parts that were meh. Felt the main character was self-indulgent and depressed. 3.75 ⭐️ #2019 #bookstagram #bookreview

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alexa_d
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A fair number of reviews I've skimmed: "This book is good/fine/etc for what it is, but I don't see why it won the #Pulitzer."

Me: "So you missed the part in the third chapter where it dared the Pulitzer committee to give it the prize."

LauraBeth 😂😂 2mo
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alexa_d
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Alriiiiight, #Libby came through for me for the #audiocommute 😄

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alexa_d
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Bedtime reading!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💕📖💕 2mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
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melissajayne
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Working on this today #bookclubreads #summerreads

CarolynM Delightful book! 2mo
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Favorck
Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
Bailedbailed

I tried to make it through 100 pages, I really did. I randomly chose this book at the library. The reviews plastered all over the cover stated how hilarious this book was. I couldn‘t get into it.

TrishB I bailed on this one too! 2mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#augustabc #freefalling
The guy on the cover seems to be falling rapidly..🤷‍♀️

BarbaraBB Well played 😀 2mo
Eggs Great choice👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
marleed I just read and loved this book. My head can only think of this for the prompt! 2mo
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janeycanuck
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Panpan

I would not have finished this if it wasn‘t for the book club conversation that I have to lead. The less said about it, the better... pun intended. #GirlyBookClub

LeeRHarry Did nothing for me either. 2mo
rwmg Oh dear, that sounds ominous. It's on my virtual TBR shelf. 2mo
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LTOC
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One of my favorites ever.

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Kempfme
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Panpan

This was something that I normally pick up, but I did for a book club. I was not all that interested in the characters. Maybe because the main character was self sorrowful. I did like the places that he traveled, but he never really fully solved his sorrow. Then again that could be one of the lessons the reader was to learn.

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Gruru
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Really well written book about a man approaching 50 whose long term relationship has just ended. Also his latest novel has been rejected. He travels around the world on a writing mission, trying to resurrect his self esteem and rewrite his novel. He is an endearing character so you happily travel with him and by the end you feel you know him. Thoroughly recommend

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
TheEllieMo Saw this review and thought I‘d add it to be wish list on Amazon. Turns out I‘ve already bought it on Kindle🙄😂😂 #MustSortOutMyTBR 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 3mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 3mo
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EmilieGR
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Mehso-so

Very engaging while reading but, unfortunately, forgettable.

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Megabooks
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Rarely do I call a book special, but this one is. Full of magic, twists and turns, heartbreak, and love and LOTS of travel! Highly recommend the #audiobook!! 5⭐️

#LitsyWalkathon #bfc #bfcr2 #goteam I was going for 8k steps before 8 AM and got 9.3k! 🙌🏻 Now for some hydration.

Bookwormjillk Wow, great job!! 3mo
TheEllieMo Well done!! 3mo
Clwojick Woohoo! Well done! 3mo
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Megabooks @Bookwormjillk Thanks!! 😁😁 3mo
Megabooks @TheEllieMo Thank you!! 😊💙 3mo
Megabooks @Clwojick You‘re killing it!! Thanks for coming up with this! 👍🏻🙌🏻 3mo
4thhouseontheleft Great job!! 3mo
cewilf Awesome steps!! Spud de like a good book, I might check it out. 3mo
dariazeoli Great work! I have a paperback of this on #MountTBR 3mo
TheSpineView You doing awesome! 3mo
CoverToCoverGirl Awesome!! You crushed it! 👟👍👏👏 3mo
Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft Thanks! 💙 3mo
Megabooks @cewilf it is a good book! I hope you do! 💛 3mo
Megabooks @dariazeoli Thanks! Move it up!! 😉😁 3mo
Megabooks @TheSpineView Thanks! 💛 3mo
Megabooks @CoverToCoverGirl thank you! 👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻 3mo
wanderinglynn w00t! Way to go! 🙌🏻 3mo
cobwebmoth Wow! Great job! I've been curious about this book. 3mo
sudi Awesome 👏👏👏. I also selected this book for the challenge. But it's last on list 😄 3mo
Emilymdxn That‘s an incredible amount of walking and so early in the morning! I only ever do that when I don‘t get home until the morning lol. Book sounds amazing I‘ll bump it up my list 3mo
Meaw_catlady Great job!! 3mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thanks!! 😁😁 3mo
Megabooks @cobwebmoth I really like it. I can‘t say enough good things about it, especially if you like travel! 👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
Megabooks @sudi lol! Move it up! Move it up!! 🤗🤗 3mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Thanks! It‘s the only time Kentucky isn‘t as hot as hades! There are a lot of us walking out at 6 AM, and I know the paper delivery guy now! 👍🏻 3mo
Megabooks @Meaw_catlady Thanks! 😊😊 3mo
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Megabooks
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Wonderful walk between storm fronts! Caught a picture of these beautiful flowers. Humid but cooler.

🤞🏻 that the storms end in time to grill out. 🥩🥔and squash on the menu!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

#bfc #bfcr2 #bookfitnesschallenge #goteam

RachelO Yum! Enjoy 😊 3mo
Clwojick 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
Emilymdxn Amazing! #goteam 3mo
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Megabooks @RachelO Thanks! 😊 3mo
Megabooks @Clwojick 👍🏻👍🏻😁 3mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Thanks! 💙 3mo
cobwebmoth Nice! Enjoy your day! 3mo
Megabooks @cobwebmoth Thanks! I hope you‘re having some fun on the 4th, too! 🇺🇸👍🏻🥳 3mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 Enjoy your cookout! 3mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thanks! I did enjoy it! 3mo
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priyanka_pradhan
Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer

Hilarious and quirky in parts, poignant and thought provoking in others. Must read.

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marleed
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For #BFCr2 - a book I own for every two virtual drops from my library. ...Pride month was a good reason to read this book, it‘s an upcoming IRL bookclub pick, and there is that Pulitzer thing. Reviews are mixed so I was expecting to just move through it. However, I enjoyed this book, the witty writing style, and bits of philosophy there in. I‘m an eat-pray-love kind of girl and this is essentially that for a middle-aged white American gay guy.

BarbaraJean I love that goal! I really need to do something like that, but the other way around... two from my owned books for every one from the library! 4mo
marleed @BarbaraJean Geez, for me the public Elib is like eating for free from someone else‘s fresh gourmet cookie jar! I talk of all the books I read, but then when I look at my own shelves, it‘s Nope, haven‘t read that one. So I decided in #Bfcr2 I needed to make it less about # of books read but tackling my beloved library wall! 4mo
Amiable Love your description of the book! 4mo
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BooknerdsLife That‘s a great idea to read more of my own books than library‘s 👍🏼📚 And love this photo💙 Less was a bit slow at the beginning for me but it grew on me as I followed his journey & loved him so much at the end! 4mo
marleed @Amiable @BooknerdsLife I think I was at an advantage thinking this would be a meh for me. The turn of phrase captured my attention and it wasn‘t long before I knew this was a good story for me. 4mo
BooknerdsLife @marleed it was the beautiful writing that kept me going, I don‘t normally “agree” with prize winner books but this one touched my heart. His mid life crisis is very relatable (tho I‘m older & straight) 😆 4mo
marleed @BooknerdsLife Same here! I actually took the opportunity to leave my home and state to live a completely different life for 5 years. I‘m back now but upon return sold my house and moved to a new community. It felt like I returned to be the curator in the museum of my life! 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I like the colour scheme in the picture. 😍 4mo
marleed @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love those sea-glass colored spines. When I moved into my 1954 house last summer my dining area was painted that color. I just kept thinking I was walking into a 3rd grade classroom so I painted the walls. But I look at that shelf of books and wonder why I had to get to that paint so quickly! 4mo
Theaelizabet Unexpectedly loved this book! 4mo
marleed @Theaelizabet Oh we had similar experiences! Makes me think maybe I should approach all my reads expecting a meh! 4mo
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BarbaraJean
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Mehso-so

I liked this less than I‘d hoped I would.😆I never really connected with Arthur. He was just a bit...bland. His fumbles were amusing & the Germany section was probably my favorite, but I felt like I never really got inside his hurt/confusion/inability to know what he wanted—or whatever was going on internally. The choice of narrator felt a bit contrived, too—so although this elicited a wry smile here & there, overall it was disappointing.

BarbaraJean #bookfitnesschallenge Book 13/12 complete! (edited) 4mo
RaimeyGallant Omg, thank god I'm not the only one. I was like, what's wrong with me? Why don't I like A Pulitzer? 4mo
rwmg That doesn't sound too good. It's on my virtual TBR shelf. 4mo
CSeydel I‘m reading this now and so far, I feel the same. Maybe I‘m just not in the right mood for all the navel gazing. 1mo
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margotenenbaum
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What should I read next 🤔. I have to start reading what I have before I buy more.

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IuliaCG
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Heart-warming thoughts on ageing and the complexity of love and relationships

readingjedi I loved this one! 4mo
IuliaCG @readingjedi I'm loving it too! 😊 4mo
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sudi
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Thank you so much @Tanisha_A 😘😘, i received the parcel today, I'm so excited to read it. I loved the postcards (especially the Vincent Van Gogh one, i always cry when i watch the Doctor Who episode based on him). The bookmarks and the little notebook are too cute. Thank you for being an awesome friend 😊💖 and showering me with all these wonderful gifts.

Tanisha_A Yay! 💚 4mo
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Scochrane26
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Pickpick

“As with almost every sunset, but with this one in particular: shut the f... up.”
This was the moment that I found really funny. I liked this book—the characters were interesting, & I related to Arthur worrying about getting older & his future. The love story was ok, there were some amusing moments. But, I wouldn‘t say it‘s Pulitzer Prize worthy. Obv, the Pulitzer committee thought differently. I rounded up on GR, but here I will give it a 3.5/5.

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Scochrane26
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Decided I‘m in the mood to read this one instead of another I had started. Took a walk tonight, now a new book. Book 5/6 for #bookfitnesschallenge #BFC

wanderinglynn You‘re killing your book goal! 🙌🏻 4mo
Scochrane26 @wanderinglynn Shout will be 6/6 on book goal, plus I‘m starting an audiobook. I‘m on summer break/looking for a job, so I typically read a lot more this time of year. 4mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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Relaxing on this fine Saturday afternoon with a new book! I have been interested in this one for a while, so I'm excited to start it.

Question for you all: Does it persuade you to pick up a book you wouldn't otherwise read if it's won an award?

gradcat For me, the answer is yes. It adds, I suppose, a bit of weight to the choice. By the way, I used this book in a post just yesterday—it‘s kismet! 5mo
Freespirit Yes I think so. Although those books are often not my favourites. 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl That would be a no for me, awards do not influence me in any way. 5mo
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Rachel.Rencher @Freespirit I have to agree... it's almost like movies that win Oscars. Some are fabulous, but I feel like most over do it just to win the award. 5mo
Rachel.Rencher @gradcat Oh that's funny! 5mo
BarbaraJean Not usually, if it‘s a book I wouldn‘t otherwise be interested in. If a book I‘m interested in wins an award, it does prompt me to read it sooner than I would have otherwise! 5mo
BarbaraBB Yes, and like @Freespirit , they are not often my favorites! 5mo
gradcat @Freespirit I agree, and I also concur with the thoughts of @BarbaraJean re books, and especially with @Rachel.Rencher re movies. By the way, are you enjoying the book? (edited) 5mo
Rachel.Rencher @gradcat So far it's good! A little heavy on the exposition, but I think it's going to start picking up. I'm like 40ish pages in. 😊 5mo
Rachel.Rencher @gradcat Update- I bailed on it. I just couldn't get into it after a few chapters. 5mo
gradcat Ohhh, so sorry. I guess it‘s not for everyone. 😐 5mo
ReneeBijou I finished it last week. It is a slow start but it builds. It was a quick read too. I don‘t know why it won a Pulitzer though. I read an article that gave a detailed look at the Pulitzer Prize process and it was very random much like publisher‘s clearing house giveaway. It diminished the award in my mind, not that I would turn it down. 😉 5mo
Rachel.Rencher @ReneeBijou it's random? Oh wow I didn't know that. That's too bad because I was wondering the same thing. 😂 5mo
Rachel.Rencher @ReneeBijou By the way, welcome to Litsy! 🤗❤ @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5mo
ReneeBijou Thank you! 5mo
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gradcat
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#MayMovieMagic

(Day 24 - #WaitingForTheMiracle)

*The protagonist of this novel, a struggling novelist, needs a miracle. Searching for it takes him all over the world: Paris, Berlin, the Sahara, Morocco, India, and finally, an island in the Arabian Sea. He may find his miracle, he may not. But this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is an extraordinarily funny read. Maybe you should read it and see if he does, indeed, find his miracle. ♥️

Cinfhen I started this book a few months back but I just wasn‘t getting the MC so I put the book down but never finished. Maybe I need to try again 😁 5mo
rohit-sawant Cool collage! Stacked this one a while back. 5mo
Theaelizabet Funny and heartfelt, and so satisfying, really. I teared a bit at the end. 5mo
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gradcat @Cinfhen I think it‘s meant to be kind of lightweight...but it‘s very funny. Maybe that‘s not up your alley, but it‘s not terribly long, so ... 🤷🏽‍♀️ 5mo
gradcat @rohit-sawant Thank you, again. I hope you get around to it—I‘d be interested in your thoughts. 5mo
gradcat @Theaelizabet I know what you mean. That‘s the way it hit me, too. ♥️ 5mo
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mspixieears
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His brain sits before its cash register again, charging him for old shames as if he has not paid before.

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mspixieears
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How heartening it is to watch him speak; how disconcerting, however, to listen.

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mspixieears
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So far, so hilarious, and only one chapter in. I can‘t wait to get my copy signed tomorrow!

CarolynM I loved this one. 5mo
mspixieears @CarolynM the author in conversation last night was so good! he‘s so funny personable. 5mo
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed it🙂 5mo
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Devyn
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Thank goodness for pups who know when your allergies are acting up and know to calm down and cuddle up.

I wasn‘t expecting to like Less all that much but I wanted to read it since it won the Pulitzer, but I‘m really into it! Was anyone else an unexpected fan?

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I read this one almost entirely because the author is coming to the Auckland Writers Festival otherwise I might have skipped over it and that would have been a shame ! It is a delightful diversion. I fell for the bumbling charms of Arthur Less while not always sharing his humour. What I liked a lot were the astute musings on ageing and the complexities of relationships, plus all the travel was fun.

CarolynM I agree, I loved Arthur Less. There was a lovely article about Greer in the Good Weekend section of The Age on the weekend. It's on the website, if I knew how I'd link to it but I'm not that clever🙂 6mo
Redheadrambles @CarolynM thanks I will go check that out 6mo
Redwritinghood Glad you enjoyed it! It was a fun book. 6mo
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deneb
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Pickpick

Fantastically self absorbed Less who thinks he might be.

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violabrain
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Funniest book I‘ve read in a LONG time. I was laughing out loud uncontrollably for most of the book (good thing I read it in the privacy of my own home!). But it‘s also poignant and sweet.

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DMC_run8
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A man on the cusp of his fiftieth birthday embarks on a trip around the world to avoid the wedding of his ex lover. Wonderfully written and funny!

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By the end, Arthur Less is in tears, sobbing in his seat, and he thinks he has been sobbing quietly until the lights come up and the woman seated beside him turns and says, ‘Honey, I don‘t know what happened in your life but I am so sorry ‘ and gives him a lilac-scented embrace. ‘Nothing happened to me,‘ he wants to say to her. ‘Nothing happened to me. I‘m just a homosexual at a Broadway show.‘

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GatheringBooks
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#SpringIntoReading Day 14: This was definitely a #laugh out loud read in some parts & hold my heart in my hands at others. I suppose I have a weakness for vulnerable voices ringed with gentle self-mockery and defeat – and lived with the touch of genius for most of their lives. I was taken by the ruminations on love: trite, saturated to the point of blinding white, neither new nor original, yet it worked for me. My review https://wp.me/sDlzr-beauty

JennyM Fabulous review. 6mo
CarolynM I totally agree with what you say. I loved this one too❤️ 6mo
Cinfhen Great review 6mo
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vkois88 Awesome review ❤ 6mo
Reggie Awww I‘m glad you liked this!!! 6mo
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bookranters
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I couldn't finish this book but that genuinely wasn't the book's fault. This isn't my genre and I only tried it because I keep seeing it everywhere. However, if you enjoy very character driven lit with a finding yourself kind of plot, this will be a book you enjoy. From what I read, it was a very well paced and structured novel. I'm a little sad it wasn't for me. 😫

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Rissreads
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Hmmmm, I am a bit miffed about how this book won the Pulitzer Prize last year. I really struggled with the first half and I think I would have bailed except it is my book club book pick. I warmed slightly to the story in the second half especially some of the observations about growing old.
I did like some of the writing though:
‘Bougainvillea bloomed on their porch like a discarded prom dress.‘

LapReader I picked it up from my building‘s book exchange then put it back before reading it. 6mo
Rissreads @LapReader some people have really loved it. 6mo
MrsMalaprop I‘m with you on this Nerissa. We did it for BC at the end of last year. Some members absolutely loved it. 6mo
Rissreads @MrsMalaprop we are reviewing it at our next meeting in early May. It will be interesting to see who liked it and who didn‘t. 6mo
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TheLibrarian
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I‘m way behind on reviews so this will be super brief.

This was a pick for me but would have been a so-so if I had read it at a different time. When I read the book it was after reading a bunch of thriller/mysteries and I was in need of a break. Overall the writing was fine and there was semi-decent character development when it came to the MC.

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I liked the second half of this book much more than the first. I found the character of Less unlikeable, and was not terribly invested in his fate one way or another. As the story progressed I became more invested. I really liked the author‘s observations on love and growing older, and might recommend the book just for those. Overall, the narrative perspective didn‘t work for me. I liked it but didn‘t love it. 3/5

HardcoverHearts Same. It was an ok read but with the Pulitzer behind it, my expectations were higher than the book delivered. 7mo
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AudreyMorris
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A quick read but just so-so for me, though I can see others loving it. Almost-50 newly single gay author Arthur Less avoids his ex‘s wedding by accepting all work and personal invitations he receives, and travels the world. A successful author who has always been in his more-famous friends‘ and other ex‘s shadows, his blue suit is his favorite identity. The humor didn‘t hit right for me, and I could not relate to the character. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #pulitzer

RealBooks4ever Sorry it wasn‘t for you! I enjoyed it immensely. 💜 Hope your next read hits the spot! 7mo
EKonrad Agreed! I can‘t understand why this won a Pulitzer. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 7mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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holarosarita
Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Never has a book so succinctly summed up how I feel about reading it.