A vacuum salesman by day, the introvert lives a quiet life alone with his dog until a work relationship and a dark secret from his past team up to create an uncomfortable imbalance in his otherwise ordered life, one that soon finds him squarely at the center of a murder investigation. With his thoughts continually urging him to make people “red and open” and to “achieve it” with his girlfriend Donna, what follows is a sometimes brutal, oftentimes hilarious, and absurdist account of the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.
Guest Review ~ by Lee
I wasn’t clear how to even categorise this book. It’s a fairly quick read and at the outset I had a pretty low opinion of it. The title is misleading and that I think threw me. My view was that this is a book written by an extravert trying to portray what it’s like to be an introvert. I still feel that to a degree. The writing is a bit clumsy in places.
However, the main character isn’t an introvert really or maybe I’m just offended. He’s more high functioning aspergers.
I’ve read comparisons to ‘The Curious Incident of the dog in the nighttime’, but it has little in common with that and more in common with ‘American Psycho’.
If you find it slow, stick with it. It improves.
My rating: Three Stars!
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