This book won the Pulitzer Prize. I didn’t know that until I sat down to write this review, so I have no idea how it wound up on my radar. I’m very glad it did.
Arthur Less is a novelist. He has an enemy and a nemesis, which is a lot of antagonists for someone who isn’t particularly antagonistic; an identity-defining blue suit; friends; and ex-boyfriends, the most recent of whom is marrying another man. And he is about to turn 50.
Arthur can’t bring himself to go to the wedding, and he can’t bring himself to not go, so he accepts every other invitation he has received and sets out on a trip around the world. His ensuing misadventures, romantic and otherwise, span the globe.
I really liked this book. It often reminded me of one of my favorites–not in a derivative way, but in how it made me feel as I read it. I’ll read it again.