The Guardian UK wrote a great review of this book so for a more fulsome analysis of this funny tale you can go here. I’m mostly here to tell you that if you’re in need of something light, funny and poignant to get you through the dark winter months then this might be the novel for you.
The novel is the story of Arthur Less, a soon-to-be fifty, recently single, almost failed middling novelist, who escapes heart break by accepting invitations for literary engagements around the world. During his travels he rediscovers himself and the real meaning of love.
Arthur is pitiful, there’s no question about it. But there is also something about him that is so well….flawed, and human. Arthur has no illusions about himself which is why I found myself cheering him on, and crossing my fingers that things might go his way.
There are funny parts all along the way but the German chapter made me laugh out loud for the entire piece. So all in all, well worth the read!