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The Misadventures Of Justin Hearnfeld (2008)

by Dan Elish(Favorite Author)
2.83 of 5 Votes: 2
0312339453 (ISBN13: 9780312339456)
St. Martin's Press
review 1: This book was okay for passing some time, but not much else. It reads like a chick lit book, but the main character is a guy. I thought Elish tried to make too much out of mundane things. For example, the prom prank early in the book goes on and on for pages and pages and is really an annoying juvenile thing. Then there was the "intimidating" professor from the graduate program who all the students were afraid of. He didn't seem too intimidating to me, or maybe the "highly selective" graduate program had lowered its standards?
review 2: I read a review of this book as being chick-lit for guys. I assume that's the case here, as I had this book on my wishlist for some time before finally getting around to reading it. I only got about 10 pages in. It didn'
... moret strike me as particularly well written nor compelling. As I actually have a degree in creative writing, I feel like I can safely say that this book needed much more editing...too much "telling" and not enough showing or scenes. The author wrote this in the third person POV but I never really felt a strong connection to the protagonist. Reading it felt more like a chore than pleasure. less
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thought this book might help me see the humorous side of teaching.
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