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The Biology of Luck - Jacob M. Appel
The Biology of Luck
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Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn... show more
Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chair magnate. Both men have staked their romantic future on her. Her only respite is her impending dinner with the nonthreatening but unattractive tour guide Larry Bloom. But Larry, too, has a stake in her future. He has written a book about their impending dinner in which he fantasizes about Starshine’s life on the day he wins her heart. Juxtaposing moments from Larry’s guided tour of New York City on the June day of his “dream date” with excerpts from the novel in which he imagines Starshine’s concurrent escapades, this inventive structure weaves a highly imaginative love story across all five boroughs. Provocative, funny, and keenly observed, an imagined pilgrimage through the underbelly of Gotham becomes a bold new voice in contemporary American fiction.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780975374689 (0975374680)
ASIN: 975374680
Publisher: Elephant Rock Productions, Inc.
Pages no: 234
Edition language: English
Category:
Romance, Contemporary
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KOMET
KOMET rated it
3.0 FATE PLAYS ITS HAND IN OUR LIVES
This is one of the oddest novels that I've ever read. At 207 pages, it isn't taxing on the reader's time and, on the whole, is well-written. 'THE BIOLOGY OF LUCK' is set in New York City around the end of the 20th century and into the first few years of the 21st century. It's either a story within a...
Redhead book nerd
Redhead book nerd rated it
0.0 The Biology of Luck
Quirky and unusual love story with an interesting stylistic twist. The main protagonist of Jacob Appel's The Biology of Luck, Larry Bloom, is your average Joe, the kind of guy women usually friend-zone. Larry's existence is seemingly unremarkable. An aspiring writer trapped in a life of a tour guide...
silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it
1.0 The Biology of Luck
Odd-job queen Starshine Hart is about to go on somebody else’s perfect date. At 29, the usually carefree Starshine has realized that it is easier to start sleeping with a man than to stop. Her lovers include one of the last underground members of the Weathermen and the dilettante heir to a lawn chai...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
2.0
I received a copy of this novel from BookLikes in exchange for an honest review. I really am disappointed that I couldn't like this work more. The writing was absolutely phenomenal. Appel has a true way with words. He provided great descriptions and amazing environments. I loved the concept of a nov...
Odd and Bookish
Odd and Bookish rated it
I received this book for free through BookLikes' giveaways. I didn't expect to like this book very much, but I did. All the characters were very unique and eccentric. The novel-within-a-novel aspect was definitely interesting. The only thing I didn't like was the ambiguous ending.
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