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Broken People

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  16 ratings  ·  6 reviews
“Profound and affecting.”—Chloe Benjamin

A groundbreaking, incandescent debut novel about coming to grips with the past and ourselves, for fans of Sally Rooney, Hanya Yanagihara and Garth Greenwell


“He fixes everything that’s wrong with you in three days.”

This is what hooks Sam when he first overhears it at a fancy dinner party in the Hollywood hills: the story of a
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2020 by Hanover Square Press
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Janet
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was ok

Superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do .

He fixes everything that’s wrong with you in three days.”

This is what hooks Sam when he first overhears it
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Jeffrey Chassen
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sam has a really unique way of articulating what i think a lot of us feel... making it his own, while still keeping it relatable. I find myself, so many times through the book, nodding along because i know exactly what he means. This book definitely spoke to the LA spiritual side of me, and i felt that it was a great follow up to his first book.
Ann
Sam Lansky's ability to 'go deeper,' as his debut novel's main character must do to find peace within his own body, is impressive and imbues the narrative with humor, pathos, and insight. I have not read Lansky's actual memoir, The Gilded Razor: A Memoir, but I imagine it is much the way Broken People's Sam describes his fictional memoir. The novel is inherently meta, referring to aspects of author Sam's life while developing fictional Sam's character and character journey. I recommend this book ...more
Billy
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sam Lansky has written an incredibly aware and vulnerable account of finding one's self at an existential crossroads, having fled multiple past lives and still yearning for something else. Set against the malaise of young people who turn to social media for self-pleasing and self-destructive feedback loops, and of established professionals in Los Angeles and New York who indulge in expensive and equally self-destructive habits to feel better, Lansky explores a tantalizing what-if scenario in the ...more
Michael Perrucci
Obviously this will be different then Sams first book which was so good and relatable even to this day for my own struggles in life I’m excited for the news I heard of this book today. I hope for an ARC because I have no patience to wait until June, I want to read this now and catch all the feels and review over and over again to post all over the place. Congrats to Sam and all involved! ...more
Edna
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
I thought the book was good. I read the book, but . It felt all over the place to me. I did not feel the people or connect.I am sure would like it far more than I.
ThanksNetGalley for the advance copy to read and review.
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