I thought the narration was quite good, though there is a common refrain ("whoa") by one character which sounds like the narrator said it once and it was copied/pasted into all of the times when the character said it - so it sounded false. I'm surprised by the number of reviewers who found this book funny. I thought it was very sad and pitiful, never funny. There were no characters to love or cheer for. The book was interesting to me because of how it came to be published.
the character is too aggravating and the book was too long to get through. writing style has many rough spots.
I couldn't even make it through this book. It didn't seem to have a point, I didn't find the humor funny and didn't enjoy the reader.
The characters were too quirky to enjoy, and their issues seemed contrived. I listened to Part I and just deleted the rest -- a first for me ever!
This book seems to divide along clearly defined "hated-it" or "loved-it" preferences. Unfortunately, I fell into the former category.
There is a very good reason this book was rejected by dozens of publishers...it's terrible. I don't know what was worse, the narration or the book itself but the combination is atrocious.
Please learn from my mistake and do not waste a book credit.
Although the literary critics seem to love this book, I don't. The main character was interesting, initially, but after listening to him for an hour or two, my only desire was for him to shut up. Couldn't finish the book as it was less than engaging. I feel bad for the author's plight but his suicide cannot make the book any better.
Wow! I felt sick after listening to this book. I was refereed this book by Artie Lang of the Howard Stern Show and let me tell you.. I almost didn't make it through....what a waste of time; really, the main character is a real intelligent Dufus. I am so glad to be done with the book, I am one who needs to finish what I start, unfortunatly. I am glad it's over and I do not recommend the book unless you get of with COMPLETE idiocy!... the narration was very good I must say.