Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

by Adelle Waldman

Nathaniel “Nate” Piven is a writer on the rise in Brooklyn. He has worked hard and lived lean in order to achieve his current success. With a book that will soon be published, Nate is missing one thing in his life: a meaningful relationship with a woman.

As he dates (and breaks up with) several women, readers come to understand Nate’s problem: he is a jerk. This guy thinks that he is so smart and so wonderful. And, of course, he is not. It is of little surprise to anyone that he is still single. He knows nothing about women, sex, and love.

While I did not hate this novel, I really did dislike Nate and all of his girlfriends. These folks are totally hate-able. On the other hand, I couldn’t wait to see who Nate would date next. Go figure.


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