Book Reviews of The Fuck Up

The Fuck Up
The Fuck Up
Author: Arthur Nersesian
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ISBN-13: 9780671027636
ISBN-10: 0671027638
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 68 ratings
Publisher: MTV
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
it's a pretty good book. it's a little slow at first, but it got better.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another engaging, enjoyable novel of New York City misfits. I love this author!
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Helpful Score: 3
The Fuck Up is one of thoes books that gets you extra street cred from indie and hipster kids. Remenice of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
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Helpful Score: 3
What makes this book stand out from similar stories told a zillion times is how entranced and entangled you become with the small cast of characters. You CARE about these people and what happens to them, so a meandering plot that never really goes anywhere can be overlooked, perhaps?

If you dig the characters then it's definitely going to be a page turner for you. The sparse prose really moves things along.

Unhappy things do happen and it's not going to raise your spirits, I'll tell you that. It is, however, a uniquely bizarre story about trying to make it in New York City. A poor man's Holden Caulfield you might say.
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Helpful Score: 1
Okay, it's juvenile, I know, but I wanted to see if PBS would actually censor this title. Kudos to PBS for not messing with this counterculture classic.
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Helpful Score: 1
An interesting book and a fast read. The lists alone make it worth reading!

We first hear about the worst breakups and how they have affected his life. Ending up owning a record store in NYC, we hear about past jobs. Fired for asking for a raise (which he was pushed into by a girl he had the hots for while living with someone else); co-managing a porn theater - these are jobs held by people walking on the seamier side of life. Don't worry - he finally gets it and grows up! You really do start to care about the characters and want them to be happy.
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Helpful Score: 1
Maybe it's because I've never been to New York or because I am almost 40, but I didn't get any of the "humour" that was supposed to be in this book. I kept waiting to laugh and never did. It's an interesting story though and I can see how it might even be close to a memoir ... I did have a difficult time putting it down as well. I wouldn't say that I loved it, but I didn't hate it either.
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Helpful Score: 1
Read a lot like "Catcher in the Rye." It was a very dreary book.
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I liked this book. I thought the writing was intelligent and witty. I wouldn't call it a humorous story, though. It does make me have more appreciation for how easily a person can slip into a bad place and find it hard to slip out of.
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Not a very uplifting book, but nicely written & nice lesson.
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received brand new as a gift, still in great shape. i read it once- had trouble putting it down!