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Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart
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Apr 22, 2011

did not like it
Read in April, 2011

Cannot finish. Super gross whiny execution of pretty good idea (observations of a society obsessed with illiterate twenty-somethings who can't put down their smart-phonish "apparats" long enough to make eye contact). Gross middle-aged guy pursuing 86 pound teenager and seems only to engage in oral sex with the kind of detail I can live without. At least for the first 100 pages or so. I quit. One of those truly weird experiences...every paragraph, every page so blisteringly achingly funny and observant, but hung together on truly repulsive characters and motivation [other than to live forever] scant or non-existent.

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=====D wow. Review the book or your own mentality?

message 2: by Glee (new) - rated it 1 star

Glee Aren't all reviews about our own mentality? As I recall (been a while since I wrote this), mostly I was furious that someone with such obvious writing talent would waste it in such a fashion. Sort of masturbating into the wind.

Rachel Reynolds I agree completely. This book had potential but just didn't live up to the charge.

Mary Guerrero A very astute review. Wish I would have read it before I picked up this book! Such a waste of talent.

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