two-minute book review: a fraction of the whole

Jamie and I read our first book of the summer!  We read A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz.

Favorite Quote(s): I had to pick two.

"...when you're a child, to stop you from following the crowd you're assaulted with the line 'If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you?' but when you're an adult and to be different is suddenly a crime, everyone seems to be saying, 'Hey.  Everyone else is jumping off a bridge. Why aren't you?'"

"We ignorantly indulge in negative thoughts, unaware that thinking over and over again 'I suck' is probably as carcinogenic as sucking down a carton of unfiltered Camels."

Favorite Character: Leonard Potts

Meetways: East of Eden meets Choke

Fun Fact: It is Steve Toltz only novel to date.

Three Words: Australian, dark, comedic

Next up: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

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