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The Epicure's Lament by Kate Christensen
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Dec 26, 2011

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I would rate this a closer to 3.5 stars. The protagonist/narrator, Hugo Whittier, is a narcissistic, pretentious git who spend his life thinking about food, sex, cigarettes, and how much he hates his family. But he is also hilariously funny, and Christensen clearly enjoys wallowing in Hugo's vices. In the end, the story is thin, but the prose is thoroughly entertaining.

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