Mike D

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  • Rejection, A Novel on June 10, 2012

    I don't typically read books in this vein but it came highly recommended by a friend as I'm a bit of a random fact junkie (this book is full of them - Maggie's job depends on it). As a single twenty-something with some brutal dating stories of my own, I was told I'd appreciate the humour as well. I'm happy to say this book did not disappoint in either regard as I learned plenty of weird trivia for parties and laughed out loud over the quirky but realized characters and happenings that surround our heroine. Things never get out of hand though, Bridges just understands the weird in daily life as well as the norm and you'll no doubt recognize traces of your own friends and colleagues in the colourful cast of characters. The author does a great job of balancing lighter moments with dramatic ones, there's a fun flow to the book and it never feels jarring. If you've ever had a bad date bordering on ridiculous or spent time pondering your place in this crazy world it's impossible not to relate with and root for Maggie and want to see how it all plays out by the end. I recommend it to anybody who's had their share of dating scars or struggled to find meaning in daily life... and who hasn't lost their sense of humour about it! More Maggie please!
  • Rejection, A Novel on June 10, 2012

    I don't typically read books in this vein but it came highly recommended by a friend as I'm a bit of a random fact junkie (this book is full of them - Maggie's job depends on it). As a single twenty-something with some brutal dating stories of my own, I was told I'd appreciate the humour as well. I'm happy to say this book did not disappoint in either regard as I learned plenty of weird trivia for parties and laughed out loud over the quirky but realized characters and happenings that surround our heroine. Things never get out of hand though, Bridges just understands the weird in daily life as well as the norm and you'll no doubt recognize traces of your own friends and colleagues in the colourful cast of characters. The author does a great job of balancing lighter moments with dramatic ones, there's a fun flow to the book and it never feels jarring. If you've ever had a bad date bordering on ridiculous or spent time pondering your place in this crazy world it's impossible not to relate with and root for Maggie and want to see how it all plays out by the end. I recommend it to anybody who's had their share of dating scars or struggled to find meaning in daily life... and who hasn't lost their sense of humour about it! More Maggie please!