Reading: Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Less
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Type: Fiction
Finished: December 16, 2018
Rating: ★★★

Arthur Less travels around the world to avoid attending his impending 50th birthday and his old lover’s wedding. He has some interesting adventures along the way. Although he seems on the edge of despair, nice things keep happening to him. Here he is talking with one of his frenemies.

“Carlos.” He doesn’t feed victorious; he feels defeated. “My life, my life over the past year – “

“Arthur Less,” Carlos interrupts, shaking his head. “You have the best life on anyone I know.”

This is nonsense to Less.

Page 225

Which is the truth; your life as you see it or as others see it?

This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2018. I’ve read 8 of the 9 winners going back to 2009 but I found this one the least compelling. While it was interesting, it wasn’t can’t-put-it-down interesting. My oldest son read the book and loved it and when we talked about it he pointed out a few things I had missed. Things that if I had paid better attention might have pulled me in more.

This novel won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2018. I’ve read 8 of the 9 winners going back to 2009 but I found this one the least compelling. While it was interesting, it wasn’t can’t-put-it-down interesting. My oldest son read the book and loved it and when we talked about it he pointed out a few things I had missed. Things that if I had paid better attention might have pulled me in more.

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