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I have rarely hated a novel as much
on 25 July 2012
This tremendously overrated novel is one of the most unpleasant and unrewarding (in all senses) novel I've read in many years. I wish I hadn't wasted my time. But all the great reviews left me wondering if I was missing something. Having finished it, I am convinced I wasn't missing anything. Rather, those who think it's so great are missing what's wrong about it.
It's pretentious. All the characters are detestable. It is not funny at all. Worst of all, it is BORING.