Adam Lange is consumed by resentment and anger and has been since the day his father died painfully in hospice. Desperate for a cure to end his grief, Adam hatches a plan: abandon his home and couch surf to save as much money as possible before quitting his job then travel the world indefinitely. This choice quakes the already turbulent relationship with his mother and brother, kicking up the misery of their collective past. As his journey to escape becomes tougher than ever thought imaginable; it strips what little resolve and restraint Adam has unleashing his rage. Eric Monsky describes Adam’s inner life with frightful honesty and intimacy. His shocking, funny and depraved portrait of a man refusing to feel his suffering is a disturbing exploration of human nature and its desperate need for distraction and avoidance in the face of tragedy.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Whiskey Neat Press
I won a copy of this book in a giveaway on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.
I have to tell the truth and admit that I did not like this book at all. That being said I will keep my review short for the following reason....
From what I have determined this is a real account of Monsky's life. Because of this I will not judge as I believe in the therapeutic power of writing and how it can heal. If by penning this story he was able to grow and move forward from his emotional issues than who am I to say that it didn't appeal to me. My opinion does not matter. It was honest if anything.
I will only say that this would be classified as "man-Lit". Woman may be turned off by some of what occurs in this story as it was crude at times.
Kudos to Monsky for having the courage to write it.
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