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Yet he seems enamored with his writing in a narcissistic sort of way.
I kept trying to dip into the book at later points to see what I might be missing, only to discover in the end that this slim volume is just not worth it.
That part is interesting but he never stays on subject - meanders everywhere while you are dying to know what is going on.
I'm a bit mystified why so many people seem to be expending so much energy loathing this book. I found it to be poetic, horrifying, funny. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Victoria Wright
Josh is the business and his writing is thrilling. This book reminds me of a stream of consciousness, and it's extremely hard hitting, yes completely hilarious. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sylvia Flores
This book is written really well. I love the way the author thinks it's different and exciting! Its a modern day evil "Catcher in the Rye" I look foward to reading more from this... Read morePublished on November 19, 2012 by danielle
Joshua Cody speaks from the heart with humor and candor. His diction is complex and not for the faint of heart, but I could say the same about the stories.Published on November 14, 2012 by Lisa Dwyer
'The pills act fast.' Get Cody off his condition and he's fine - Madame Bovary, too, would be tolerable without the heroine. Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by Simon Barrett
The first few pages have an interesting voice and a sense of writerly control. The rest is a mess. I don't understand how this got published or why Jonathan Franzen (namredropped... Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by cmc
While this can be seen as self indulgent, Mr Cody criticizes himself for that very thing. Nonetheless, there are moments of such extreme beauty (for example, at the golden mean of... Read morePublished on March 30, 2012 by Hautboy
My UK edition of this book comes with a Jonathan Franzen's front-page endorsement, "Writing this rawly self-conscious has no business captivating you, let alone moving you. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Juan-Pablo Caceres
I found the style of writing in [sic] totally obnoxious. The stream of consciousness is way too meandering to convey any usable sense of what the author is trying to convey. Read morePublished on February 28, 2012 by Ken C.