Can Joe help it if he falls in love with people who don't make him happy? And what about Helena—she's in love, but somehow this isn't enough. Shouldn't it be? And if it isn't enough, does this mean she's not really in love? It certainly seems to be spoiling the love she's in. And let's say... show more
Can Joe help it if he falls in love with people who don't make him happy? And what about Helena—she's in love, but somehow this isn't enough. Shouldn't it be? And if it isn't enough, does this mean she's not really in love? It certainly seems to be spoiling the love she's in. And let's say there's a volcano underneath the city—doesn't that make things more urgent? Does urgency mean that you should keep the person you're with, or search for the best possible person? And what if the best possible person loves someone else—like the Snow Queen, for instance?This novel may not answer these questions, but nevertheless the author and publisher hope it will be of interest.
Publish date: April 24th 2007
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Having had good experiences with Amazon recommendations, I put this book on my Christmas wishlist, and Santa Claus (my husband) duly delivered. I really liked the idea of the author's using adverbs to describe experiences of love, so please bear with me as I follow suit in my review.Excitedly, I cra...
shhhhh! This review isn’t for everyone. Neither is this book. But like this book, this review is for you—you only. Maybe you and that other guy, or the woman who contorts herself trying to see the title of what your reading and thinking no one notices her doing it. She might be a character in the s...
Three is too generous, because I'm mad - deeply mad - at you, Adverbs could? (probably)By the end I was confused and annoyed, and now I'm reliving that confusion and annoyance. I confess, I've decided to abandon this one short story/chapter/ejaculation before the end, so if that last chapter is crit...
I thought this book was beautifully written and very unusual. Each individual chapter was like a long prose-poem and could easily be read just by itself. The whole book also worked as a whole, with arcing issues and themes intertwined in every story. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, necessarily. I...
At first I thought this was a little stupid, but there's a genuine affection for all the characters that is sort of rare and I like when people like people so I liked this book. The whole time I was imagining that the person who wrote it was slightly younger and slightly more earnest than me, and t...
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