I would listen to this audio book again because I inhaled it and didn't have the opportunity to savor it's finer points and language.
The book is constructed like "Dear Mr. Henshaw," in letters back and forth between characters, which is surprisingly effective.
The ultra-modern story and characters reminded me of a mix of Fay Weldon and Zoe Heller : a social commentary on marriage, men behaving badly , mental illness, yuppy politics and travel.
A solid performance from Kathleen Wilhoite. She fully embodies each character, male and female, young and old.
I could not pause this audiobook. I devoured it on a cross country flight. It's thoroughly enjoyable, engaging and just the right amount of schadenfreude.
My time was well spent listening to this audio book because it provided a great soundtrack to my daily commute, which would otherwise be spent avoiding eye contact with pan-handlers and crazies.
Yes. His work is usually quite funny and relevant. And the material is not so engrossing that you'd get hit by bus while listening.
I loved "Me Talk Pretty One Day." It was laugh out loud funny. Unfortunately, I found this book a regurgitation of material I've heard before. It's not his best work, nor is it his worst. If you are unfamiliar with Sedaris' work, I'd suggest listening to this, otherwise it's old hat.
No. This would not translate to screen. These are merely sketches and not fleshed out stories.
No. I don't understand the hype surrounding this book. It failed to live up to my expectations, namely it's not interesting. Mostly, I didn't think Adiga's use of telling the reader the story from the protagonist's POV - conversation between him and the Prime Minister- was successful. Instead it just caused the story to drag on.
I found it dull. Which is odd considering that it is set in India and he goes into great length to describe the colorful landscape and people. I
I haven't listened to John Lee's other performances; however, his narration was excellent and the only thing that kept me from deleting the audio book.
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