I am feeling better, allergies have seemed to even out. No more watery eyes and runny nose. For now the trees haven't started budding yet and the ragweed hasn't decided to rear its ugly head . So all is fine for now. But enough of my babbling its time for the newest book review
SEX IN THE TITLE by Zack Love
New York City, May 2000. The Internet bubble has burst and Evan, a computer programmer, is fired with an email from his boss. The next day, his girlfriend dumps him, also via email. Afraid to check any more emails, Evan desperately seeks a rebound romance but the catastrophes that ensue go from bad to hilariously worse.
Fortunately, Evan meets Sammy -- someone whose legendary disasters with females eclipse even his own. To reverse their fortunes, they recruit their friends -- Trevor, Yi, and Carlos -- to form a group of five guys who take on Manhattan in pursuit of dates, sex, and adventure.
When Evan, a closet writer, falls desperately in love with a Hollywood starlet, he schemes to meet her by writing a novel that will sweep her off her feet. Sammy knows nothing about publishing but is confident of one thing: Evan's book should have the word "sex" in the title.
With musings about life, relationships, and human psychology, this quintessential New York story about the search for happiness follows five men on their comical paths to trouble, self-discovery, and love.
. I was looking for a good light read after reading a really dark character driven book. When this particular book was shown to me by a blogger friend of mine. It was just what the doctor ordered. I giggled and laughed all the way through this book. Evan and the guys were so funny and delicious all at the same time. They reminded me of the male revision of Carrie Samatha and the rest of the girls from sex n the city. The author really lets us see what is going on inside the minds of these close group of young men. And boy some of it so dam funny , you will laugh your butt off.
At the beginning of the book Evan gets fired and dumped in the same day. So after he has moped around for awhile , he decides to go out to the bar again. The Bowery bar to be precise. Where he sees Tina, and starts chatting her up. Which leads to a scene in the book that actually made me spit my ice tea out while I was reading it. Tina and Evan get into a conversation and she asked him if he was hung. Well he showed her by dropping his pants right there in the bar. Yes you read it right here. He dropped his pants and showed off his manhood just to prove a point. And trust me it gets funnier from their one.
The boys go from hook ups to break ups and finally into relationships as they grow up. All of them find out some things about themselves and their families . Just ask Narc and his parents and a little film called SUISHI LOVE. That was another scene that had me giggling out right. Poor Sammy and Evan in the hospital is another one that is so over the top. you can't help but laugh out loud ,and feel sorry for poor Sammy at the same time. It seems that the more they try and do the right Zack writes these characters with such ease , you can almost feel their pain as the fumble through life. They could be your best friends or your little brother. You start to feel for them and pray that they actually do find love and happiness.
Zack shows us women what exactly happens in the minds of men. And boy its scary in those minds sometimes. Men say us women are complicated , I truly think after reading this book men are way more complicated then us woman could ever be. So if you want a great read that is funny and sweet . This is the book for you . It will be a great summer read while sitting out in the sun. So check him out . thing , the more things get screwed up and blow up in their faces