The tension in the book is very effective. The author manages to catch our attention from the beginning and slowly starts building up the anxiety and fear that the protagonist feels. In a way, we are just as surprised as he is when his life starts spiraling out of his cont ...more
Turned out to be a hilariously funny mixture of Mrs Robinson and The World of Susie Wong, if you get my drift. A young man’s sexual education, encompassing his many and varied encounters with the opposite sex. So well educated in fact, that he ends up in Sex Addicts Anonymous. Why anyone would think they needed to, is beyond me. I mean, it is har ...more
It is hard to rate this book because it is not a book I would have bought off a shelf but after reading it I would recommend it to others. The Hobbyist is not only a book about an addict but of a young man growing up and finding himself. The main character, Dash, struggles throughout the book knowing that his addiction is wrong, but can't seem to pull himself away from it. I think the book shows that the people in your life do have a big i ...more
Not knowing what to expect after winning this book, I was pleasantly surprised. While the genre of story wasn't something I typically read, I found it to be a fast, enjoyable read. It was interesting to read about sexual exploits from a man's point of view. So much different than a woman regarding sex and relationships. Living in NYC, it was surreal to think about the things that take place a few blocks from where I live. It gave ...more
This novel is a light AND fast-paced reading. Well the hobby of the main character is well an addiction, an addiction to sex. You follow Dashs experience till this addiction turnes to something destructive for him in every social, mental aspect of his life.
I did not like the book, but is not a bad one, this one just wasnt for me. But either way I truly reccomend it, and well, give it a chance. The topic of the book is not something all others book have....more
the hobbyist is a very good insight to a mans sexuality and sex addiction. Thiss books has informed me alot on how a man thinks. I really enjoyed this book. It has some funny part and some serious parts. It is not something I would normally read but it was good and worth it.
|Making Connections: The Hobbyist by Darryl Shelly~ May 31st thru June 6th||30||144||Jun 05, 2015 08:50PM|
He's currently a partner at a creative agency in Los Angeles, ...more