Shop now Shop now Shop now  Up to 50% Off Fashion  Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Shop now Shop now Shop now
Customer Review

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Round and round a neurosis, 3 April 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Foreskin's Lament (Paperback)
First off - the book is very well written. Very smooth running and well constructed. I was looking for a humourous book to lighten the load of the other books I am in the middle of. I thought I would be laughing out loud as they say as one would with 'Beautiful People' for example. This is no 'Beautiful People'. His obsessive self concerns and his suffocating neurosis never stops. I know he tries to take the comedic aspect of his upbringing in an orthodox Jewish community but it seems to have twisted him so much that he can no longer funcion normally and every single action takes on monumental cosmic significance. If you're not born into this world it can see perhaps written for comic effect but in his case I don't think it was. It seems all too real and for a lot of his community too. Catholics have no monopoly on guilt it seems. In the end I felt sorry for him and I had no intention of having any feelings for the author. I only wanted to read a comic novel. If you want a laugh at the absurdities of family life read Beautiful People - but not this book. If you want an insight into brainwashing in religious communities and its effects in adult life read this book. I couldn't see where the laugh out loud comes from in some of the reviews. There is nothing to laugh at.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details