Top critical review
8 February 2019
I get it - I get the whole premise for the book, and appreciate what the author was trying to get at. The losses and laughs of getting older and being gay. But I didn't find much to laugh at.
It's a Pullitzer prize-winning book, and a review in the Washington Post said: "what makes this year’s winner so unusual is that his novel is funny. Very funny. Laugh-till-you-can’t-breathe funny." I don't think I even smiled during my reading of it.
It was dull and tedious to get through, and simply depressing. I reached the end and thought, "well, there's 5 hours of my life I won't get back". Obviously I missed the point and this kind of literature is above me!