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Less, by Andrew Sean Greer

readingmakesuhot's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

sadie_scholl's review against another edition

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emotional funny inspiring reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

corrinda's review against another edition

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4.0

Wondered where this was all going, but it came together at the end. The observations of relationships and how we interact with others are astute, the development of character is accomplished. An interesting and not cliched presentation of what is love, what is ageing.

claudiao's review against another edition

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3.0

3.8

ruansitian's review against another edition

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5.0

Wonderful, quirky, expansive view of romance, aging and travel. I loved every moment of this book.

Also the audio narration is wonderful.

krisqr's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted

4.5

llim's review against another edition

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2.0

"All I want from life is Less."
(ಠ_ಠ)

I waited the entire book for that pun.




alperezq's review against another edition

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2.0

Am I missing something here? is there some deep layer of this book I'm not getting?

It's not bad, it's a perfectly fine book, but I don't see what all the fuzz is about (if people are gonna go crazy for this one, why not "where you'd go Bernadette?" another perfectly mediocre "funny" book). It's a lighthearted, often annoying book that tires maybe too much to be funny and witty.

I'm all in for somewhat unlikeable characters but this one is so goddamn whiny (I know it's intentional and might be the point of the book but that doesn't make it enjoyable).

The book is adequately described within the book:

"Zohra asks, "Is it a white middle-aged man?"
"Yes"
"A white middle-aged American man walking around with his white middle-aged American man sorrows"
"Jesus, i guess so."
"Arthur. sorry to tell you this. It's a little hard to feel sorry for a guy like that"
"Even gay?"
"Even gay."

And no, you don't get points for self-awareness.

katelynleonardi's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny lighthearted reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

naomi's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0