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Friday, May 23, 2014

Skip this book...Seriously!

The Pleasure of My Company: A Novella
 The Pleasure of My Company

By: Steve Martin

Genre:  Adult Fiction

Pages: 176

Published: 2004

Audiobook: 4 CD’s (5 hours)

Read: May

1 out of 5

I had several issues with this novella. First off, everyone knows that Steve Martin is funny – NOT in this book and he is not a good narrator; very monotone. Daniel is portrayed to have weird tendencies that would be perceived to most as OCD, but he is not consistent in his compulsions. It reads as though Martin made the compulsions fit the particular surrounding at time in story versus the other way around. He falls in love with EVERY woman he encounters including his therapist, who he starts babysitting for and invites her to sleep at his house which she accepts.  This wasn’t a story about an inappropriate relationship, therefore I felt this was a ridiculous addition and completely unnecessary. It ends with no resolution for Daniel and his OCD tendencies except being able to walk over curbs (Seriously, who cares??).  However, Martin ends the story as though Daniel is “fixed.” Definitely, skip this book and read The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion instead.

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