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Better Dead

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937), more commonly known as J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish novelist and dramatist. He is best remembered for creating Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, whom he based on his friends, the Llewelyn Davies boys. Born in Kirriemuir, Angus, the second youngest of ten children, Barrie was educated at the Gla ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published July 20th 2007 by Book Jungle (first published 2007)
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Brian Schiebout
May 05, 2014 Brian Schiebout rated it liked it
Better Dead by J. M. Barrie is a novel about the challenges of finding ones place in the world. The main character Andrew is a young Scotsman who heads to London after university because the job prospects are so poor back home. In many ways however what he discovers in London match the conditions back home as there are more qualified applicants than any of the positions available. He has almost gone completely into depression when he meets the president of The Society for Doing Without on one of ...more
Misanthropist
A short book about a guy who's trying to find his place in the world and realizes that expectations aren't usually met and that life is a lot harder. He finds himself mixed with some weird people and doing some weird stuff and... Well. It wasn't a magnificent read, although it had some funny moments. ^^U

Full review in Spanish: http://shohyounobunko.blogspot.cl/201...

Guillemette Allard-Bares
A surreal little story, surprising and entertaining. The dry and sharp wit I enjoyed most of all.
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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.

The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has
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