Less, by Andrew Sean Greer
Took me a while to get into the book, it was a slow start. It was the poetic, lyrical writing that kept me going. The shifts in voice didn’t happen often and were a bit confusing but overall, it was really a beautiful love story. A story of getting older and how we all beat with the same heart, no matter who we are. For that, it is well worth the read.
And the play on the word Less, is well done and gives the reader pause for thought in their own life. Clever, witty, fun, profound. Yup, a good read for sure. Even though it can be a bit plodding at times, hang in there, the end is worthwhile.
Many have commented on why this book won the Pulitzer Prize, which it did. I think because it flies a bit under the radar. Doesn’t slap you in the face with it’s message, you have to work for it. But it has a message worth reading and there are some beautiful written moments where your senses are alight.
(first posted on Goodreads/marinalreed)