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The Fuck Up
The Fuck Up
Author: Arthur Nersesian
Arthur Nersesian's underground literary treasure is an unforgettable slice of gritty New York City life...and the darkly hilarious odyssey of an anonymous slacker. He's a perennial couch-surfer, an aspiring writer searching for himself in spite of himself, and he's just trying to survive. But life has other things in store for the fuck-up. From ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671027636
ISBN-10: 0671027638
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 68 ratings
Publisher: MTV
Book Type: Paperback
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chrysanthemum avatar reviewed The Fuck Up on + 65 more book reviews
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!
reviewed The Fuck Up on + 5 more book reviews
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.
2headedboy avatar reviewed The Fuck Up on + 27 more book reviews
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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