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Funnymen by Ted Heller
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Feb 18, 2012

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bookshelves: fiction, did-not-finish
Read from February 18 to May 04, 2012

I've had this library book since mid-February. Since it is not a new release and nobody has requested it, I've been allowed to renew it 5 or 6 times. Now the library is cutting me off and I have to return it. Somehow Funnymen seemed interesting enough that I kept thinking I would finish it. Although it is fiction, the story is told like an oral history by friends and relatives of a couple comedians. Each "interview" is short, often just half a page. The next "interview" may or may not have anything to do with the the one you just read. Eventually they do form a whole story which is kind of clever, but also very easy to put down. The characters are not likable and don't live in a world I know so it was hard to care about them. I did skip to the end to see what happened. (view spoiler)
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