Thursday, January 19, 2012
Book #2 of 2012: Deliriously Happy and Other Thoughts by Larry Doyle
I sought out this book after seeing a generally positive review on the AV Club, though not so much because they liked it as because I wasn't aware of it until then and I enjoyed his previous book, I Love You, Beth Cooper, which was made into a pretty lackluster film a few years ago.
I think...that I am not really the target audience of the book. Some of it amused me, some of it didn't (which is to be expected), but mostly it just seemed like he's coming from a place that I am not familiar enough with to enjoy its mockery--a place of adulthood, parenthood, etc.
And, aside from that, some of the material just felt stale or as if the joke had been made a few sentences ago but was still continuing to go on for a few pages.
I don't really like giving things letter grades, but I should probably give some indication, so, I give it a "meh" on a scale of "I Regret Reading This" to "Love!".