No Spoiler Book Review
I downloaded this book on audio, I always like to be listening to something while I do the dishes or go to the gym. I literally laughed out loud, to myself, in public, like a crazy person, while I was listening to this book. The narrator of this book, really mastered Less’ “backwards laugh” and was great with all the accents and different character voices.
On the surface this is a funny book that follows a man on his trip around the world as he tries to distract himself from his longtime casual boyfriend’s wedding. This book is full of sly jokes and hilarious, “lost-in-translation” stories. There are also much deeper philosophical elements crafted into the story that contemplate getting older, loss and love. What I really enjoyed about this book is that it reads like a collection of short comedies, each taking place in a new exotic location, where the main character is the victim of continual hilarious misadventures. This book is a fun, quick read that is subtly complex.
Readers looking for something light and funny, will be rewarded with this books phenomenal award winning writing. Anyone interested in adult LGBTQ literature will appreciate the depth and complexity of the characters. Readers of romance, comedy and literary fiction should consider this book. You may also enjoy this No Spoiler Review of A Man Called Ove.
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