Tell Me It's Real
Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a... show more
Do you believe in love at first sight? Paul Auster doesn't. Paul doesn't believe in much at all. He's thirty, slightly overweight, and his best features are his acerbic wit and the color commentary he provides as life passes him by. His closest friends are a two-legged dog named Wheels and a quasibipolar drag queen named Helena Handbasket. He works a dead-end job in a soul-sucking cubicle, and if his grandmother's homophobic parrot insults him one more time, Paul is going to wring its stupid neck. Enter Vince Taylor. Vince is everything Paul isn't: sexy, confident, and dumber than the proverbial box of rocks. And for some reason, Vince pursues Paul relentlessly. Vince must be messing with him, because there is no way Vince could want someone like Paul. But when Paul hits Vince with his car-in a completely unintentional if-he-died-it'd-only-be-manslaughter kind of way-he's forced to see Vince in a whole new light. The only thing stopping Paul from believing in Vince is himself-and that is one obstacle Paul can't quite seem to overcome. But when tragedy strikes Vince's family, Paul must put aside any notions he has about himself and stand next to the man who thinks he's perfect the way he is.
Publish date: February 15th 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
Omg I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe at times. The salad getting lodged in Paul's throat was hilarious. But seriously don't read it outdoors in a public place unless you want people to look at you like you are crazy. I was listening to the audio book so yeah...a tough time for me to stay q...
This book is pretty much perfect, but the audio is exquisite!
I listened to this on Audible, and I couldn't do it outside of my flat for fear of coming across as insane. So fucking funny. I read the Homo Jock before this one, so I got the story a little backwards, but I still loved it. So adorable, so funny. Just what my autumn blues called for.
It was impossible for me not to laugh during some of this. If you're in the mood to chuckle, check it out. I wasn't super crazy about Paul, but I liked him well enough, and I enjoyed the story.
1st read - 1 July to 2 July 20142nd read - 24 July to 27 July 20153rd read - 26 February to 29 February 2016"Who cared if his dreams were weird? They were starting to become mine too."I love this book. I love Paul. I love Vince. I love Wheels. I love Sandy/Helena. I love Darren. I love Matty and Lar...