My 3 words would be: hilarious, bleak, and inebriated...with cynical, narcissistic, verbose,and brilliant not far behind.
I like cynical people that use humor as a vehicle to negotiate through the daily grind. Miles is an overachiever in this department and I can't stop listening.
Outstanding reader...nails both Miles and Jack to a tee. Couldn't be a better reader for these two characters with the exceptions of the actors themselves.
There is already a brilliant movie...I don't think I could improve on anything they've done.
I'm about to listen to this book for the 3rd time in a month. It's the only book that I've made my wife and friends listen to over drinks socially on more than one occasion. Absolutely brilliant, hilarious, and sad all at once...for me it's perfection. I keep checking back to see if there will be a reading of "Vertical" the authors follow-up and continued story of the characters. Please have Scott Brick read it!!
I saw the movie, but should I read the book? After seeing that 54 reviewers at Amazon.com gave the book 4 out of 5 stars, I didn't see any reason why not. I can't be more happy that I did, what a terrific read! A joy from beginning to end.
This book is about real people working through real issues of life, I'm sorry to see other reviewers say such dark things about the characters; we learn when we hold up a mirror to ourselves -- and laugh a little!
While there are a few funny moments in Sideways, the story about two pathological liars is a sad one, depicting a reckless culture of drinking and driving. Except for a few knocks here and there, neither pays a price for his deceptions and stealing. If there were a hint that some of this was wrong, it could be a rewarding tale.
Listening to this makes you appreciate the great editing and screenwriting that went into making the movie great. Tedious and not funny.
With weak writing, one-dimensional characters, and a loose plotline, this book is an example of bad literature. To make matters worse, it is full of profanity and slang that is demeaning to women. All in all, 'Sideways' is a crude book about a pair of loser guys who head to the wine country to pick up "chicks." Their escapades are not worth the paper they're written on.