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Hilarious, abusive, joyful, truthful, and unique.,
This review is from: Spurious: A Novel (Paperback)
Lars and W., two would-be intellectuals, squabble and drink and abuse each other and drink some more and dream of one day, if they're lucky, having a true idea. No plot to speak of, but page after page of devilish fun. Highbrow and crass at turns. Wicked one-liners on every page. It's also surprisingly moving: when you've devoted your life to Kafka and continental philosophy, there are very few people you can turn to for companionship, and Lars and W. (for all their flaws) are incredibly lucky to have found each other. These two ludicrous men know their lives are absurd, but in their odd friendship they find a kind of rare delight.
If you love serious matters, but know better than taking yourself seriously, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.