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The Listless

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Languid in speed, introspective in tone, The Listless is a dialog driven book filled with some characters who see the world as it is and others as they want it to be.

Living in the crudeness of Detroit and working in the refinement of the metro area suburbs, first year teacher Conor Batey is having difficulty adapting to a world plagued by greed and vanity. In his college d
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196 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Status Quo Lit (first published October 30th 2012)
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Mike Meyer
THE LISTLESS is an interesting book. A band reunites for a final tour, and things go wrong--and also right at the same time--as they make their way across country. At times, I actually felt I was there in the audience, listening to the music. At other times, I felt that I was watching the story unfold on my television since things were so visually described. I could both hear and see the music being performed on stage.

The characters were all well drawn, each very differentiated from all the othe
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Amber
In The Listless, old friends who were once in a band come back together after being offered a record deal to do a tour. Their adventure is meandering as they visit places they once loved and live a sort of rocky dream life for a short time, taking a break for their mundane post-college lives. I think if I knew more about the indie band scene or music in general, I would have appreciated this book a little more. It's not a scene that I am really into, but I'm sure a lot of teens and young adults ...more
Kathy
I received this book from Library Thing to read and review. Just like the title, I was listless as I read this book. I did not really hold my interest very well, and I found myself, more often than not, hoping I was near the end. The story involves a now defunct band, who get one last chance to rave the country, playing music as they earlier did. The book is written well enough, just not very exciting. In addition, I wondered about some of the band members actions, which were pretty juvenile, to ...more
Amy
The Listless is a Young Adult fiction novel about a group of 20'somethings who are just making it into the career world during the recession. After years of playing music across the country in a band, the 9-5 life that had always been the eventual plan just doesn't seem all that appealing or even all that possible. The group is offered one last chance for an adventurous tour. On the way they meet a lot of interesting, sometimes crazy, people. One newcomer who catches the main character's eye the ...more
Agustina Gonzalez
The Listless was different than any young adult book I have read before. For one thing, the writing style is unique and different from the books today. It sets an interesting pose for the book. There aren't books that have this type of writing today. I will admit because of writing style I wanted to put the book down in some moments, but I continued to know what will happen next.

The characters are well plan throw, which I always aporachwd in a author. Having lovable characters, so the reader ca
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Katie
I'd recommend this book to any young adult reader. The storyline is fun and entertaining. There were a few unexpected twists, and I found myself rooting for the main character along his adventure. THE LISTLESS had me laughing at times, but in the end there is a deeper meaning that really had me take a look at my own life and the choices I've made. It's a quick read and definitely well worth it.
Melissa
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

I liked the storyline but it didn't hold my interest. I found myself skipping forward a little during some parts. That being said for a debut novel I think it shows the authors potential. I would definitely give the author another try.
Melanie
story of a band on the road for 1 last tour.
the story line for the most part was pretty good ,I found the actions of a couple of the band members to be juvenile and I kept expecting them to be arrested.
reading was slow & I couldn't wait to be done this book.
2.5 stars
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