Less

Less

Book - 2017
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Who says you can't run away from your problems? You are a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the mail: your boyfriend of the past nine years is engaged to someone else. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: How do you arrange to skip town? Answer: You accept them all. What would possibly go wrong? Arthur Less will almost fall in love in Paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, accidentally book himself as the (only) writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, the last person on Earth he wants to face. Somewhere in there: he will turn fifty. Through it all, there is his first love. And there is his last. Because, despite all these mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and mistakes, Less is, above all, a love story.
Publisher: New York :, Lee Boudreaux Books/Little, Brown and Company,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316316125
Branch Call Number: FICTION GRE
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 25 cm

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revaikman
Oct 17, 2017

Adored this book SO MUCH. Loved Arthur Less. Loved the extremely satisfying storyline. ADORED the lavish, witty language. Most of all, laughed my head off. Did not want it to end.

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jthiessen9
Oct 14, 2017

I almost gave up on this book. But then I realized that I had so much in common with Arthur Less. Really, really, liked this book.

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brangwinn
Sep 19, 2017

Arthur Less is turning 50 and he fears this milestone, so what does this quirky gay man do but go on a trip around the world. He had me cheering as he struggles to meet the tasks expected of him. I laughed and cheered as he turned 50 and searched for love.

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samrouthier
Jul 26, 2017

Arthur Less is having a midlife crisis. The book isn't written from his POV which is an interesting choice by the author and there is something authentic and sincere about this novel. Arthur feels like a real person with the same insecurities we all have as we start to get older. Over all, it's a rather short read, reflective and hilarious. I liked it a lot.

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samrouthier
Jul 25, 2017

samrouthier thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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