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Home Land: A Novel Paperback – December 9, 2004
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I loved this book, truly and honestly. Although my school life was never as bizzare as that of the characters in this future classic, this is definitely the funniest book I've ever read where Home Land was the title.
Okay, it's only the second book I've read with sucha title, the other being Homeland by R.A. Salvatore (Book 1 in The Dark Elf Trilogy) and that one wasn't intended to be funny.
One complaint I do have though. Why no audiobook version? Honestly, if you were to do one and couldn't get the author, Marc Maron or Chasing Amy's Jason Lee would be perfect.
As any adolescent knows, it's very easy to criticize society and those who play by it's rules. It's a lot harder to turn that criticism into insight. Pointing out how foolish the "norms" are doesn't, in and of itself, make you better than them or make you more profound. And ultimately, that's what annoyed me the most about this book- it ended up playing out like some kind of adolescent fantasy, like "It's cool to have sex and do drugs and hang out with degenerates and have no responsibility". Unfortunately, that sentiment is neither new nor novel, and the author offers no new insight into either that lifestyle or those who choose to live it.
Still, I'm giving this 3 stars. It reads quickly, and there are enough funny scenes scattered through out that it will at least keep you interested and entertained, if not enlightened.
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Just not my thing, I suppose. Writing felt juvenile and forced.Published 2 months ago by SeaSailor27
Every high school reunion in America should have at least one ruthlessly honest chronicler like Lewis Miner in Sam Lipsyte's Home Land. Read morePublished 5 months ago by derekswannson
Laughed so hard at times I had to put the book down. Funniest book I've read in years. Read this soon.Published on March 18, 2014 by Jesse Lee Wooton
Haven't read yet. I ordered it ahead of need to read to be ready for my book club's 2014 meetings.Published on February 7, 2014 by E. Peterson
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