Book Reviews of Thumbsucker

Author: Walter Kirn
ISBN-13: 9780385497091
ISBN-10: 0385497091
Publication Date: 10/19/1999
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 27 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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Not your normal coming of age story--or is it? Justin is a teen who sucks his thumb, much to the dismay of his aging jock father, who tries everything. Finally, hypnosis works--or at least transfers Justin's behavior to other obsessiosn, from sex to Mormonism. Funny and cynical and hip.
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Funny story of a teenager with an oral fixation and a dysfunctional family. Light read.
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The story of a young man who replaces his thunb-sucking habit with a series of replacements. This was so much fun to read!
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Quirky good read!
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It was better than the movie.
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interesting story about a thumbsucker trying to find his way without his thumb. a little too "artsy" for my liking, but interesting nonetheless.
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I loved this book! The movie was based on a small section of this book...a lot more happens in the book. Walter Kirn's writing is witty, funny, and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.
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I read halfway through this book and finally gave up because it was so self-indulgent.
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Funny, occasionally poignant and just a little disturbing. Fascinating stuff, I enjoyed it.
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Haven't read it but have heard great things!