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The Bar Is Low by Benjamin DeVos
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Fuckin' A, did Ben just set the bar really high or what? If his other books are even remotely comparable to this one, he'll quickly snuggle up next to writers like Bud Smith, Sam Pink, Brian Alan Ellis... sexy ass gents who write books that I want to just stretch out naked in, pressing their words into my bare skin, absorbing them into my very veins.

Deceptively short, overflowing with awesomeness, The Bar is Low is the story of an amputee who takes his pegleg to work at a pirate-themed resturant. It's the humdrum life of a guy determined to make things easy for himself - living in a rented apartment with a roommate he despises, working a humilating job with a boss he can't stand, killing time at support group for people with missing limbs.

Not one word is wasted. Not one sentence is fluff. Ben has cut right down into the bone and marrow of everyday nuances. Shit, we all know this guy! The one who's got so-so hygeine, who's always cracking jokes and daydreaming about ridiculous shit, who never seems to sweat it while the rest of us dumbasses are breaking our backs to get ahead, to get the girl, to make ends meet...

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Reading Progress

January 18, 2019 – Shelved
January 18, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
January 18, 2019 – Shelved as: arc-reviewers-copy
January 21, 2019 – Started Reading
January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: fricken-awesome
January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: has-a-bunch-of-jerks-in-it
January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: indie-awesomeness
January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: indie-must-haves
January 21, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-one-sitting
January 21, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Sheldon Compton Really?

Lori Which part?

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