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Love And Happiness (2013)

by Galt Niederhoffer(Favorite Author)
2.54 of 5 Votes: 1
031264373X (ISBN13: 9780312643737)
St. Martin's Press
review 1: I didn't like this book but it was compelling enough that I finished it so I'm putting it in the "okay" category (I don't finish books that I really don't like). I didn't find the characters or the plot particularly interesting and the novel just didn't gel for me. The characters were underdeveloped and the chapters didn't flow well. However, I was curious enough to finish it so I guess that's something.
review 2: This novel is like a finely painted miniature -- Niederhoffer holds a magnifying glass over the question "what is intimacy?" and then paints it in all its nuances. The main character, Jean, is having a typical mid-life crisis, and there is nothing surprising about the plot. But Jean's work as a film producer leads her to examine and question how bonds
... more form between people -- as when a group of strangers comes together on a film set and has to learn to rely utterly upon one another, only to disband again a few months later. Does intimacy just "happen" when all the conditions are right and fade when conditions change? And if it does, then how are we to direct our own quests for love and happiness? less
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Two and a half stars. Very slight, almost underdeveloped plot and characters.
Mundane. Uninspired. Could not finish despite several efforts.
I don't know if I've ever hated a main character more.
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