Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
The book starts off hilarious. The scenarios the narrator gets himself into are so ridiculous (getting dumped by both his girlfriend and the woman he’s trying to sleep with, losing his job, pretending to be gay to get a job at a porno theatre) you can’t help but laugh. But somewhere around halfway through the book, it gets dark. And then really sad. Despite being a perennial fuck up, you’re rooting so hard for this guy and just want him to get it together. I don’t know if Nersesian intended for there to be a moral, but what I got from it is that every person who comes into your life comes in there for a reason, even if you hate their damn guts.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
I bought this book at a Park Slope stoop sale for 50 cents because it had the word FUCK on it. The book was a bore. The outside of the book is more interesting than the inside. Boo