- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Abacus (15 June 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0349143595
- ISBN-13: 978-0349143590
- Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 2.4 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Less Paperback – 15 Jun 2018
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Marvelously, unexpectedly, endearingly funny. A love story focused on the erroneous belief that the second half of life will pale in comparison to the first. Guess what? It won't!
Less is the funniest, smartest, and most humane novel I've read since The Imperfectionists . . . Greer writes sentences of arresting lyricism and beauty. His metaphors come at you like fireflies . . . Like Arthur, Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. It's no less than bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful
A generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love
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Less is philosophical, poignant, funny and wise, filled with unexpected turns . . . Although Greer is gifted and subtle in comic moments, he's just as adept at ruminating on the deeper stuff. His protagonist grapples with aging,loneliness, creativity, grief, self-pity and more
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Less is a novelist of some renown, which is to say one of his books was highly regarded -- though his others were far less so -- and he long lived in the shadow of one of America’s great men of letters with whom he had a long-term relationship. The comedic tone of the book is set by the hapless nature we see in the character. He finds himself a secondary figure in the high-brow world of American literature, but is never completely at ease and confident in that space. Of course, when he sets out traveling in Mexico, Europe, Morocco, India, and Japan, he finds himself even less at ease than usual.
There are various mishaps along the way that make this book comedic in nature, but it also has a nostalgic melancholy about it. Not only did Less’s relationship break up followed rapidly by his ex-boyfriend becoming engaged, but one thing will happen during his travels that he can’t escape – he will turn 50. This milestone causes him to reflect upon what he might have done differently, but also causes him concern that he hasn’t enough life left to make a good go of living – either as a writer or as someone who would like to be in a relationship again.
I won’t get into the ending in detail, but will say that I was pleased to see that it didn’t just peter out into Less’s return home, but rather leaves the reader with some food for thought via the turn of events one learns about.
Needless to say, I’d recommend this book for fiction readers – particularly literary fiction readers, though it is light, readable, and short for literary fiction. This book won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
I expected a lot of adventures owing to it's globetrotting background but it was quite the opposite. No matter where Less goes, he doesn't stop wailing about his life . The story focuses more on people and the experiences he has with their encounters and with Less constantly highlighting how miserable his life is in a funny way. All in All, he has an amazing life but he doesn't know.
- Freddy (Less by Andrew Sean Greer)
#bnbreadathon prompt 2- Read a book sent in our box- Less
Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. His lover from past nine years is engaged to someone else and is getting married.. How do you deal with the wedding invitation that comes in the mail, you can’t say yes because that would be too awkward and a no would look like a defeat so you accept the invites to half baked literary events all over the globe.
I was gripped to the book from the very first page, Less almost falls in loves in Paris, experiences death situation in Berlin, barely escaped the Moroccan Ski Chalet from a Saharan Sandstorm, and the most funny how he accidentally booked himself as the writer in residence Christian Retreat Center In India.. The main character Arthur Less is anxious, vain, gay and a lonely man. The narrator guides us in the most beautiful way through Less’s present and past events.
It’s a funny book with the best end ! It made me cry realising that in the end love has to find its way and everything become perfect !
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