Yes, the Minotaur is working in a restaurant, and getting along as best he can. I enjoyed spending time with this earnest and well-meaning character as he attempted to navigate the social environment.
It caused me to reflect my own idiosyncrasies and my own journey through life.
There were choices made in grammar and language that, although arguably technically correct, detracted from my enjoyment of the book.
Definitely worthwhile and enjoyable.
I enjoy Patton Oswalt as an actor and given other reviews hoped his book would reflect a level of thoughtfulness. It was not to be.
The essays I was able to finish include (among others) faux (I hope) comments on a faux (I hope) typically Hollywood gross-out comedy script, and an ode to a Dungeons and Dragons character. In a word: puerile.
About a third of the way through I realized that I didn't have to put myself through listening to the rest even if I did pay for it.
Patton in the book reminded me of the characters in the movie "Sideways," who I regard as sociopaths and infantalized adults. This smirky, antisocial hipness is supposed to winked at, as we are all in on the joke. Not me.
If you liked the characters in "Sideways" you may well find this book to be a work of genius. And there may well be something worthwhile later on, but I couldn't wait for it.
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