Hi fellow New Yorkers
I am 250 pages into The Fuck-Up and for all the accolades and recommendations its received, it is a very poorly written novel. Minor characters seem lifted from bad Hollywood scripts. And there are several logical flaws that begin to occur about 100 pages into the book. A big disappointment.
of all his books, i loved suicide casanova the most. nersesian is great at twisting ugly into something beautiful, and he's great at developing plot. i love it!
Love his work, have read 4 novels so far, re-read 1 again this week. Great author, good to read someone as good as Salinger. His characters are "everyman" or "Superman".
Arthur is a sobering helmet! He kills all buzzes!
I'm coming along a little late to this conversation. If anyone's still listening, I greatly enjoyed Nersesian's Chinese Takeout. He has a wonderful, witty writing style, the book is beautifully paced, and the characters are realistic and well-developed. It's a funny glimpse into the hand-to-mouth bohemian life.
Genius! Awesome! I have all of his books. Suicide Casanova is brilliant. His new one is coming out September 2004.
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