- File Size: 558 KB
- Print Length: 291 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Exciting Press (December 10, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 10, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004DI7NUA
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,133 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It transcends the media to go into your heart and make you... giddy.
Maybe it's the fact that we become such intimate friends with the narrator/author of Meets Girl through the chapters. Maybe it's the writing that turns a phrase in such a way that your heart aches- the way he describes his love for Veronica or for his story. Or maybe it's Angus and my own longing to meet someone like him coupled with all the questions of what choices I would make should I come across a Futures Trader like that.
All in all a great book.
There were highlights that made the author's talent peek through--I enjoyed his headings at the beginning of each chapter and his comparing the structure of storytelling to that of a play. But there were too many moments when I found myself trying to decide which author he thought he was channeling. This could have worked as a short story, the elements were there but the execution was too labored and I found myself drifting and skimming. Maybe I just don't appreciate attempts at being "literary" enough to enjoy this novel. Or maybe the author was trying too hard to reach that lofty goal of "literary" and just couldn't get there with this story. Or maybe be he and I were just not the right combination of author and reader.
Reader meets author... but in the end the love is really only the author's for himself.
It's a love story, but not a typical love story. It's boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl, but said girl doesn't love boy back. Quite literally. I think the narrator even tells the reader those exact sentences early on. So now what?
We should start at the beginning, right? Once upon a time... Cliché? Yep. But as the book suggests, what are clichés good for if we don't use them? The book actually begins with the one sentence: Once upon a time I fell in love with a girl who didn't love me in return. From there, our narrator spends much of the beginning of the book addressing the reader directly, romanticizing those four little words and the importance of the fairy tales they often introduce where the guy usually gets the girl.
From there, the book takes the reader through the journey of how said boy met girl. The girl happens to be Veronica Sawyer, the sister of best friend Tom Sawyer. Does that name sound familiar? Our narrator, Boy, remains anonymous. And since "Boy" and Veronica sort of grew up together, we traipse through their high school and college years quickly until we get to Boy working a temp job in New York and dreaming of writing the next great American novel.
With a little pep talk from Veronica, he sits down and pounds out the novel - a time travel piece - in two weeks and presents the manuscript to her as a Christmas gift.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Couldn't even finish it. Too cheesy and not in the fun way. Totally unbelievable story, terrible premise.Published 19 months ago by Anonymom
Okay, kind of a pathetic main character and even though I am a millennial it was really whiny and drenched in millennial angst. I mean, dude, enough. Read morePublished 20 months ago by LeGreta
Very interesting writing style, in a stream-of-consciousness book about how a man's world blew up in his face trying to have it all. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Katie
What sold me on this book? Maybe the fact that it had some good reviews, but wonder why I didn't notice the buzz words that usually warn me to move on: Silly ... Read morePublished on April 22, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I so wanted to like this one but it was too disheveled for me to enjoy. Too much "truth" mixed with fairy tale made it hard for me to enjoy.Published on April 21, 2014 by Zasha
I really found this to be a happy story. The voice that the writer uses is highly engaging and really makes you happy to be reading the book. Read morePublished on October 24, 2013 by Carrie Pinkerton
This book was like no other I have ever read. Initially it was difficult to get into...like a new pair of shoes that you haven't broken in yet, but you decide to wear them to work... Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by Nicole Kachermeyer
Read the parts about scotch to my husband, an aspiring but unpublished author. Now I want to try it myself...the scotch not writing! Again, thank you for the dedication. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Sue Patterson
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