Book Reviews of Firmin : Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife

Firmin : Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
Firmin Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife
Author: Sam Savage
ISBN-13: 9781566891813
ISBN-10: 1566891817
Publication Date: 4/1/2006
Pages: 162
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
My Rating: A

My Review

When I first picked this book up and read the back I was quite suer I'd love it. It sounds like a book for anyone who loves to read just as much as I do. it also sounds a bit cutsie and fun.

While it is a 'fun' book, it's not at all cutsie. It can be very depressing at times and also it's a very adult book. I had visions of reading this to my friends kids'. No.

At first I was taken away by the expansive vocabulary used in this novel. As the story progresses it makes perfect sense for the main character to use such words. After a bit of struggle against the vocab to get into the book, the story really took me away. There were times when I was chasing down my friends to read passages to them and times when I was shushing them because the events taking place felt like they were actually affecting me. Exactly what you want in a novel.

The only issue I have with this novel is that multiple times the main character mentions being in a certain place, talking to a certain somewhere, that just doesn't fit into the story line. It did trip me up and kept me wondering what exactly that meant. Other than that I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves books, or the idea of how a life can be lived. It's a relatively quick read, though not as quick as you may initially think. Unlike most quick reads it will most definitely stick with you.
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Utterly boring, over-thought and over-wrote. After 40 pages, I skimmed...looking for anything of interest. I'd read a page...skip around...read another page, right to the end. It never got any better...probably worse. Ugh! If you just want to read bizarre reviews of old books and classics and a bizarre take on life/humanity, well, here you go. Not worth my time!
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Although a bit slow moving, it is a very ambitious tale of a rat who has a love for books.
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Quite enjoyed this read!