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Seven Days in Rio

3.05 of 5 stars 3.05  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
"The funniest American novel since Sam Lipsyte's The Ask."
-Village Voice

"A ribald chronicle of [a] 60-something Manhattan accountant, who's come to Rio de Janeiro as a sex tourist. [A] fever dream of a novel."
-New York Times Book Review

"Levy delivers a visceral blend of hilarious satire and study in human sexuality, taking us on a deviant tour of Rio."
-Interview Magazine

Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by Two Dollar Radio (first published July 1st 2011)
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Raunchy, ribald caricature of a middle-aged accountant who's obsessed with paying women for sex (as well as with psychoanalysis). Like Ignatius C. Reilly in A Confederacy of Dunces, he's so unapologetically over-the-top that he could genuinely stress and disgust the reader, if the reader doesn't keep an interested distance and recognize the sheer absurdity of it all. He's a sad character, almost, but he himself doesn't too much think so, he's so wrapped-up in his almost innocent preoccupation wi ...more
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Lacanian romp (which he notes in a disclaimer is not really Lacanian - without explaining why he invokes Lacan in the book) - self-indulgent and uninspired - if Henry Miller had no real ideas, but just wanted to write a book, it would read like this

Two Dollar Radio is usually pretty reliable - this book's a time-waster
I so enjoyed this book. It's a kindhearted satire that manages the unlikely feat of combining adventures in Brazilian sex travel with glimpses of modern psychoanalysis. Now where else are you going to find that? A perfect, lively read for the dog days of summer-- or any other season.
Hilarious in the beginning, great part about the psychoanalysis hooker, but eventually, the book degenerates into the same joke repeated over and over again.
The sort of book to "just read". Not any sort of completion/ending to the story. Satisfactory.
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