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Less by Andrew Sean Greer

lottiebrooks's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0

Genuinely nothing happened, and the structure was hard to follow at times. 

I wanted to like the protagonist more, but it was hard to feel sorry for him, because as the book itself points out, he is just a white man traveling the world. 

There were only two named female characters that wasn’t working for the protagonist, and each were presented as ugly, and made it for about 3 pages. 

slicciardi's review against another edition

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4.0

The writing was very thoughtful and fun to read, but the story didn’t capture my attention 100%

rinorsomething's review against another edition

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5.0

Really really beautiful.

zoeaiko's review against another edition

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emotional funny reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

haleylinn's review against another edition

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

4.25

hillie_'s review against another edition

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emotional hopeful reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

leahpm's review against another edition

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2.0

Surprising to me that this book won a Pulitzer Prize… maybe it just wasn’t my jam.

footprof's review

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2.0

The book was consistent with the life of the protagonist; kind of boring. Finished it on the beach in Ogunquit. Yawn.

fairyhag's review against another edition

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4.0

This book is a solid 3.5 to me, I want to see how this book reads once I'm older but I could still resonate with Less throughout. It's all about the fear of growing up and dealing with the past and the future, which I am known historically to EAT UP... This didn't disappoint! The writing was perfect for me, witty and engaging and leaving no stone unturned. I LOVED how everything circled back, no detail is unimportant. Overall, a very easy and quick read for me.

timna_wyckoff's review against another edition

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3.0

This was a fun read, well-crafted, with some thoughtful moments about growing older. But, I think I was expecting more from a Pulitzer-winning novel? Looking forward to talking about it at bookclub.