- File Size: 309 KB
- Print Length: 147 pages
- Publisher: Sharing Machine; Second edition (April 6, 2011)
- Publication Date: April 6, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004W8D8JQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #148,717 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Veins Kindle Edition
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But Veins is sad. God, it's sad. It's heartbreaking. It had me rippling with laughter, and I like it for that. I love it for the heartbreak.
In Veins, the list means something.
The narrator of Veins is a man who meets six of the seven beatitudes found in the Gospel of Luke.
The one beatitude M.R. does not match is weeping.M.R. feels his suffering too much to leap for joy, but his optimism is far brighter than many who are rich, well-fed, and well spoken of.
The sorrow of Veins would be unapproachable without comic touches, and here the novella does not lack. Veins is written by "Drew," the hilarious author of Toothpaste for Dinner.
Veins is the most haunting piece of fiction I have read in some time. Highly recommended! Buy it for the Kindle today!
Why? Simply because "Veins" is a hilarious and heartbreaking meditation on loneliness that should be read immediately by every American boy from 14 to 40.
Written smartly in 2- and 3-page diary-style vignettes, from the view of a narrator who barely understands how profoundly bad his decisions are, each cringe-worthy paragraph obliquely reinforces the desperate importance of having someone - anyone - to share your thoughts with. By the end of the book you will want to thank everyone on your speed dial, one by one, for providing you with whatever self-awareness you have.
The writing is very genuine, very personal, and quite relatable. Our eponymous narrator means well, making his misadventures that much harder to take. He even bleeps his own profanity! We all know people like this, and there but for the grace of God go we.
That's enough for now. The book is worth your $5, regardless of your demographic. And after all this, the cruel irony is that a person like Veins, who could use it most of all, would never be able to afford a Kindle to read it on.
I bought the hard copy. It's obviously the better deal (free paper).
Great job, Drew!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
one of the funniest and most unsettling novels i've read this year. drew's trademark dark, dry humor really shinesPublished 2 months ago by zorse
While the story was engaging, I failed to find any sort of point to it. No reason or meaning. The main character is strange, and though he complains about his lot in life, he... Read morePublished 8 months ago by cm369
A thought provoking book that raises more questions than it answersPublished 10 months ago by Dunner
I didn't care for this book at all. Sorry Drew. Love your cartoons. This book was just creepy.Published 12 months ago by M. Knight