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Don't be prudish; it's f**king funny!,
This review is from: What a Nice Guy (Kindle Edition)
"When asked what type of woman I'm attracted to and what I'm looking for in a relationship, I hear Nature giggle at each answer." ~from the chapter 'BOTTLED'
Keeping in mind I have yet to read this book's predecessors, and that I'm happily married with children, I found Mr. Torcivia's work an entertaining piece. The fifth of his collections of weblog entries, he writes of love, the sexes, and getting snipped.
If his other works equal this one, then you can be sure you'll not find a more humorous series of ponderings where the cynicism is not only biting, it latches on and gnaws for marrow.
"Nice Guy" is portrayed as a man with moral scruples in a world where those are outdated principles that got pushed aside for a quickie in the loo. However, he does not restrain himself and speaks as openly as your best friend you've bellied up to the bar with.
He bashes men and women, but mostly appeals to women to tell him the punchline to the joke about love and dating while showing them there's worse things in the world to be waking up next to. You'll find pointers for men in his "fiction"; twice the pointers for women in his "truth".
There are short dialogues that cut to the quick of each matter in simple words. Sex-related jokes are clever even in their trashiness, and don't be expecting the delivery to be any cleaner. Torcivia doesn't mind stating he's comfortable with his own ineptitudes, attitudes or platitudes. This is something I can respect in the morning.
Pros & Cons:
As weblog entries go, I advise that this collection should be read in portions or in several sittings so that you don't immediately pick up on similarity of themes between chapters. I did get surprised by tribute piece to his father tucked in where I never expected it; proving there's more important things in life than the basic pleasures requiring notice. The rarer ones sometimes fly under the radar.
Apart from the formatting issues that still plague eBooks between eReader platforms, typos or hanging pages are the least of your worries. It is a humorous piece and has a small following that enjoy it too.
"Nice Guy" strikes me as someone I would gladly share a bucket of wings and a bottle of good whiskey with and learn a few things I didn't already experience myself. Being a denizen of the SDC doesn't hurt either.