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The Ask by Sam Lipsyte
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Sep 14, 10

bookshelves: 2010
Read from September 09 to 11, 2010, read count: 1

I don't think I can say that this was a BAD book. But I did not like it. The tone was funny at first, but wearing after a while. The main character was utterly unsympathetic and even unintelligible (though there are some meta-textual hints that this may have been intentional). And it's a book that FEELS like it's going to have a plot, but doesn't, really. That's fine if you're going to focus on character development, but this character doesn't really develop, and it would b hard to say what that development would look like, given that his behavior didn't make any sense to me. I was very much looking forward to this one based on the reviews, and very much disappointed.
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