This is one of those rare audiobooks where the performance is possibly better than the material. Campbell Scott does a perfect reading, understated and funny to match the prose
I would definitely recommend the audiobook for the performance, as well as for the fact that i think Joshua Ferris is a sharp and funny writer.
This is a unique writer who defies comparison. His subject matter is modern like Dave Eggars, but he has a sharp wit and a deep cynicism that make his voice distinct and different from any I've read.
Campbell Scott simply knows how to do it. He's a superb actor who knows that the art of reading an audiobook is very particular. He underplays, and has enough sense to know that really good prose just needs to be delivered simply, with no unnecessary flourish. He also reads dialogue scenes with an expert sense of rhythm and subtlety that is very unusual in this genre.
Drill, baby, drill!
This is the first book I've read in a while that really caught my interest due to eh unique style and gift of the writer and to the expertise of the reader. I recommend it highly, although I believe it may not appeal to all.
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