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Less (Pre-Recorded Audio Player)
Plotwise, this book is about a man who travels around the world, avoiding the wedding of his sort-or-but-not-really ex-boyfriend, trying to write a book, and being sad about turning fifty. It took me an unusually long time to get through it considering it's only 262 pages long. Despite those things though, I really loved it. Greer's writing is beautiful, and the ending left me feeling hopeful and satisfied. The narrator's affection for Arthur Less acts as the perfect counterbalance to his own belief in his ridiculousness.— Katherine N., bookseller