So if you're looking for something funny and a little cheeky to while away a few hours, this book is a good choice. Personally, I did not find myself laughing out loud often, yet felt continuously amused. There is a multitude of funny passages and witty sentences. The humor is often hidden under the surface.
Other times, the situations themselves are so outrageous that one can't help but laugh at poor Kieran's luck, and feel glad they aren't him. To sum up, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to read a funny, slightly surreal book on love relationships and aren't afraid of generous doses of strong language. This is a very funny book with never a dull moment. It is flawlessly written and easy to read and a complete bargain for the price.
24 people who love an idiot reveal their partner's single stupidest moment. Hahahaha.
One of the things that impresses with David's writing is his ability to draw the reader in from the first paragraph and before you know it, you've read half the book! In Kieran, the book's narrator, the author has created a very likeable and honest character.
The story starts from his days in primary school, through high school, the first work place and up to the end This is a very funny book with never a dull moment. The story starts from his days in primary school, through high school, the first work place and up to the ending. It is as if the reader is also on a journey through their life, with David effortlessly and seamlessly recreating the primary school, high school and workplace environment that I'm sure everyone can relate to and be vividly drawn back into.
This is the main strength of his writing which makes his work so engaging and enjoyable. And despite the comical scenes, I'm sure that at some point in every guy's life some of these scenarios have occurred perhaps not the prosthetic leg part -lol. This is a very refreshing, original and entertaining piece of work. Another cracking book by a very accomplished and highly talented writer! Definitely deserves 5 stars. It's like watching the main character Kieren growing up, as it follows his relationship disasters from a young age all the way to a grown up Makes you see how his relationship really develops through his life with all awkward and silly things explained in detail I really enjoyed the pace of the book with the short chapters as it kept me reading at a go Loved it.
I really enjoyed the pace of the book with the short chapters as it kept me reading at a good pace and writing styles was just superb. Plenty of first person narration from the main character and plenty of dialogue conversations to keep you engaged. Very well balanced between the mix of the two. Not sure if this is lad lit or just a general numerous book. Totally recommend the book.
Its got a great story that keeps you at the edge of your seat and has plenty of funny moments that will just make you laugh out loud. I ca written in the 1st person as an account of his life. I can't really say more then that without totally blowing the book for you. I was well into the book before it even dawned on me that the setting was in England. I did not have any trouble relating to the main character, in fact I had some experiences that were almost identical.
I recommend this book for anyone who wants to look back on their years and see the impact love has on the character and as it relates to them. Hilarious page after page! Jul 01, Laura. While the main character was a loser, I did not find it very funny. Kieran is one of those guys where nothing seems to work out for. But there is one girl, who flits through his life that may be just right for him, if onl Original review Pages. But there is one girl, who flits through his life that may be just right for him, if only he could find her again.
While I did like the engaging writing style of the author, I found what he thought to be funny, crass or just downright rude. To me, there was not an emotional connection so I was never drawn to the main character. I also found part of the story line to be distasteful to people with mental health issues. This has a 3.
A good read, but not a great one. I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This book was absolutely hilarious! It was a light read and just seemed real to life events! The only problem I had was that I wished the author went into more depth with him and Lizzy but instead it skipped over everything and went right to the wedding!
I wanted to know more about that relationship! But all and all it was a fast paced read, totally funny and I would recommend it to my friends: Two points for the easy-to-read writing style from David Jester, but otherwise, the episodes in this book run like a badly written RomCom. Highly unbelievable circumstances, one after another, make it difficult to connect or sympathize with the main character. And, not sure if I got a wonky digital edition, but my book was riddled with random typos and errors.
I loved this book! Finally a book that made me really laugh out loud! I love memoirs and that unfortunate tales of this fool was too good to be true.
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The rediculous situations that this guy found himself in was just unbelievable! I would love to read more books of this type! Another highly amusing, entertaining and beautifully written story by David Jester. He is definitely one of my favourite authors: This was a painfully awkwardly cute book.
Glad he got his happy ending. May 05, Amanda Wells rated it liked it. This book felt like a series of short stories about an infuriatingly idiotic man who, through some severe lack of self-awareness and basic logic, manages to fuck up most interpersonal interactions. Like sitcoms, simple explanations - basic communication - would have solved the majority of the issues this 'Idiot' encounters. I know, I know. Idiot is in the title. I should have expected it. But good lord , this guy is infuriating. The book was an easy read, which is to its benefit since I couldn't w This book felt like a series of short stories about an infuriatingly idiotic man who, through some severe lack of self-awareness and basic logic, manages to fuck up most interpersonal interactions.
The book was an easy read, which is to its benefit since I couldn't wait for it to be over. My patience wore thin for this guy, especially once we were firmly in adulthood when - you'd hope - he should have known better. My husband pointed out that I shouldn't rate this too poorly, since the author clearly did a good job at conveying a character that was truly an idiot.
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And since that is built into the title, we can assume the overwhelming and frustrating idiocy of the main character was indeed intentional. So yes, well done Mr Jester. You've written a believable idiot. I would not re-read this though. I'm relieved to be done with this guy. I would despair for the world if he were real. Nov 21, Jenny rated it did not like it. This is in the running for one of the dumbest books I've ever read. It seems more like the farfetched imaginations of a year-old boy. The situations were sometimes comical but usually ridiculous and pretty hard to believe. Oct 10, Kim Michlin rated it it was ok.
My mom thinks I should wallow and stuff my face with junk food, but I'm not so sure that's the answer. And let's face it, when it comes to relationships, my mom doesn't always show the best judgment, especially if my dad's involved. What I really need to do is stay focused and keep busy.
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