Less

Less

A Novel

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Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his fiftieth birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself, and making connections with the past.
Publisher: New York :, A Lee Boudreaux Book, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316316125
0316316121
Characteristics: 263 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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debwalker Apr 18, 2018

Just won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. The committee calls it “a generous book, musical in its prose and expansive in its structure and range, about growing older and the essential nature of love.”

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Gigi76
Apr 13, 2018

So good!!!

Nicr Apr 06, 2018

Arthur Less, a writer of the "famous Russian River School," is traveling the world, having escaped a former lover's wedding by accepting every professional invitation that had been accumulating on his desk. His publisher has rejected his latest novel; a rival tells him that as a writer he's "a bad gay" (his characters incline to the morose); he's awaiting his fiftieth birthday. Chapter by chapter, country by country, his funny, insecure, very human adventures follow. A truly endearing character.

AL_ANNAL Mar 27, 2018

Sophisticated and sweet, this comic novel about a self deprecating, charming novelist is a delight to read. His anxieties are not because he's gay but because he's psychologically open and unprotected. It's a pleasure to read of his loves, friendships, and adventures.

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Clair1937
Mar 11, 2018

So I, as an old lady but avid reader, am in the minority....yes, the characters strike a
chord and yes, there is amusing dialog and clever style...but no where on the jacket
is one alerted to the fact that this is a book very focused on homosexual love life with
all its trials and tribulations. More bed descriptions and sex than I think was needed
to tell the real story: mild failure to achieve peeking over the horizon and haunting a nice fellow whose claim to fame seems to have boiled down to having been the shocking young lover of a really (as in Pulitzer) poet, decades his elder. Anyway, BE AWARE if this type of romance novel is not your thing, don't bother checking it out.

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blustocking
Dec 10, 2017

lovely, to be read slowly

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xiaojunbpl12
Nov 05, 2017

Beautiful book (including cover illustration and nifty line drawing at each chapter title)! I tried to decipher who the heck narrator is (- one of Less’s former crush, final spouse?), until “Less At Last”...what a bummer. All the luck upon the Ar/uthur - all things Less! I turned my envy about fragile sentiment to jealous over saccharine romance, wish to sprinkle bitterness to be more palatable.

fiddlelaura Nov 04, 2017

I loved this book! It felt so fresh and surprising. Greer’s word choice made me grin with delight over and over again. Everything about it felt inventive, from the choice of narration to the ingenious metaphors and imagery. It was a wry, warm and witty examination of aging, writing, and relationships. When I finished it I wanted to hug the book and then start rereading it. I listened and read it simultaneously and Robert Petkoff did another great job as reader. Listening to Less tickled my ears and woke my mind. Reading Less warmed my heart. I haven’t read any other reviews, and even though I know this must have been written many times already, I can’t help myself; Less is more.

AL_JENNY Oct 25, 2017

“Less” is irresistible! Quickly approaching his 50th birthday, disappointed in love, fearing failure in his career, Arthur Less takes a trip around the world. Hilarious, heartwarming and witty!

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revaikman
Oct 17, 2017

Adored this book SO MUCH. Loved Arthur Less. Loved the extremely satisfying storyline. ADORED the lavish, witty language. Most of all, laughed my head off. Did not want it to end.

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Jul 25, 2017

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