I had difficulty generating empathy/sympathy or feeling towards any of the characters in this original novel. From the premise, I anticipated something perhaps reminiscent of Tim Dorsey, but the characters of Denny, Remy, and Trish are so far from my frame of reference (somewhat thankfully!) that it was somewhat of a struggle to read to the end, although that could well be as it apparently leans towards a younger demographic. Nonetheless, some of the prose and phrasing is quite interesting, and carried me along while the story line didn't.
I had a difficult time getting into this book and I think part of it was due to the stylistic choices made by the author. I wanted to enjoy the characters since I do think there was a definite story to be told, but the choppy flow made it very difficult for me to read more than a few pages at a time. I think that with the help of a good editor the book could be polished up.
Really could not get into the characters in this book. Maybe it is just written with a younger generation in mind.
Dennis, Remy and Trish are a odd trio. While bumbling through their day-to-day jobs to make ends meet, they develop scams to cheat the unsuspecting out of their money so they don't have to function as half-naked mannequins (talkative ones, at that) in a museum.
But Dennis isn't acting quite right. I mean, sure, Trish's incessant nagging and annoyingly accurate recall of the dictionary could bring the most resilient down, and add a not-quite-there mother who is more quickly losing whatever marbles she had left, and Dennis, as would anybody, is ready to spend the next few years in bed, hoping to sleep it all away. But when an entrancing specimen of a woman enters his life, his focus is shifted and his future suddenly seems brighter. But all is not what it seems...
"Amnesia Vs I" was an interesting tale, but a bit scattered in its telling. But even though it can make you backtrack to the previous chapter to see where you're at, that chapter-to-chapter shifting gives a deeper, sometimes disturbing look into Dennis's mind as his situation slowly degrades. Though Dennis's depressed murmurings can be a bit exhausting, you can't help to read a bit further to see what happens next, even if only for Remy's next round of random facts and explanations of things very few young men would even care to know.
A fascinating, disturbing tale, but not for everyone.
A good read that make you go "Hmmmmmmmm" at the end. I think it could be developed even further to get even a better understanding of his mind. I liked the characters and could definitely see even more description of them added.
Overall I would definitely recommend this book to someone who does not like know what will come next. It's definitely not a book that you'll figure out before you get to the ending.