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This Book Will Save Your Life by A.M. Homes
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Sep 24, 2007

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The third book in a row I've read about an older man's late-in-life crisis and reawakening--all three men were also (very hopelessly) in love with their exes--so maybe I'm not being entirely fair to it with a three-star rating. Honestly, this is my kind of beach read: A bit camp and a bit chicken-soup-for-the-yuppie-soul. I'd happily give it to a friend who needs a quick read while coming down from, like, Ulysses or something, but I don't think it will, as the Stephen King blurb on the back hopes it might, actually save any lives.

I suppose it's also nice to have a new book to join the pantheon of good L.A. satire (Day of the Locust, Play It As It Lays , The Crying of Lot 49, etc), which was getting a bit dated, because it's not like Steve Martin is doing the genre any favors. Oh, slam. I said it.
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