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The Psycho Ex Game: A Novel Paperback – July 12, 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
As for the person who whined about how unrealistic it is that Grant and Lisa started every e-mail with "Dear Grant" and "Dear Lisa"--kiddo, back in the day when manners and literacy still had some shred of a hold on American society, that was how intelligent people began communications with each other. Now that we live in a world where our nation apparently has an official "Skank Laureate" (a position now held by Paris Hilton, though there are any numbers of contenders for the crown), you may be somewhat unfamiliar with the concept.
Fortunately, the writers of this book have manners, literacy, and intelligence in spades. Big gushy virtual fangirl kisses to both of them.
At first the competition is amusing, but it just goes on too long-by the end of the book, you just want them to finish their e-mails and have a real conversation. [...]
P.S. The most annoying thing about this book: Lisa's descriptions of herself drawing faces on recipe cards. This joke was marginally funny the first time, but she repeats it throughout the book to an annoying extent.
First, let me start by saying I thought Merrill Markoe hit the nail right on the head in writing her character, Lisa. I believe this is a must-read, just for the simple way she perfectly captures the anxiety she felt over checking her inbox. I was in tears laughing, because I could relate so well to this. It will take you right back back to those moments of borderline panic when checking for new online developments from your own "Psycho Ex," or limerent object. The tortuously honest look at this now inevitable fixture of internet-era relationship drama is not to be missed.
That said, this book is also a brutally honest look inside the world of pain only known truly by those who have been through an abusive relationship. Grant and Lisa's heart-wrenching stories left me shocked and stunned, yet they are told with such perfectly placed dark humor. Andy Prieboy's eloquent writing is just as much a work of art as his music.
On that subject, this book is great fun for any fan of Andy's, because it is quite entertaining to try and place where Grant and Andy's lives run parallel. I also greatly enjoyed the way he wrote about Grant's musical past, and his work with "Slowly I Turn." Whether or not it is true, I actually spat out my tea all over a certain chapter which describes the background of one of the semi-fictional group's songs. Normally I would be horrified at having stained one of my favourite books, but it almost seems appropriate for this book to have a little bit of dirt on it.Read more ›
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Darkly witty and engaging, the characters draw you in and in my case, wouldn't let go. So captivating that I couldn't put it down and found myself wishing for a sequel.Published on July 22, 2013 by Henry Smolinski
The writer is great! I just haven't gotten to this one yet. And the book is in perfect condition. I can't wait to read it!Published on April 23, 2013 by C. Sanders
I wanted to look away from this book many times...but like a horrible trainwreck, I kept looking. I didn't get anything for my effort. Read morePublished on December 18, 2010 by rubytonic
Book came in very good condition and not much wear and tear on the spine of the book.Published on February 17, 2010 by A. J. Avens
I adored this book. Being something of a journaling whore, I found the gradual and eventually heart-wrenching confessional tone to these email exchanges just amazing and so true. Read morePublished on March 4, 2009 by Claire M. Johnson
I'm the type that can't part ways with the books I read, so I buy every book I read. That said, I was at the bookstore with my daughter for story time and was a little broke but... Read morePublished on May 5, 2008 by Buy all the things!
Stylish and unique. A different view of a love story. I see this becoming a cult classic.Published on January 13, 2007 by Dallas M. Brightons
And now I know why. It wasn't a horrible book, but it just couldn't keep me interested. I didn't LIKE the characters and I couldn't connect with them in any way. Read morePublished on May 28, 2006 by Samantha
characters were totally lovable and relatable; I have been that girl(and actually the female version of Grant too). The only thing I didn't love was how quickly I finished it!Published on December 2, 2005 by J. Meadows