Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Matter with Morris by David Bergen

This is a book about a guy, written for guys by a guy. Not to say that ladies shouldn't read it, but I don't think  they would get the same punch-in-the-guts emotional payback. Morris is in full midlife crisis mode, struggling with the death of his son in Afghanistan. He is estranged from his wife, he liquidates all of his assets and he hires escorts to satisfy his sexual appetites. He is utterly lost in a hell of his own creation. I dare you not to cheer for him though. Despite his unsavory characteristics, his redemption becomes something we long for by the end.

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