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Absurdistan by Gary Shteyngart
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Aug 15, 08


I finished this book only because I paid full price for it. It was not funny and the self-absorption of the main character, Misha, was tiresome to say the least. Repetitious sex, gluttonous eating and lame political satire do not make a funny book. I hated this book, and feel absurd for having read the entire thing. Maybe I missed the point, some political and cultural satire, but I cannot believe its cover blurbs that cite so many newspapers naming it among their top ten books of the year.
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message 1: by Jay (new) - rated it 1 star

Jay I read your review and them thought, "Oh, hell, I'll give it a shot." I only got 4 chapters into it and that was enough to know reading (or in my case, listening) to one more syllable would be a waste of time and life. Check out my review if you get a chance. Should have listened to you.


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