Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Frivolous Pursuits by D.C. Farmer

I received this book as an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this book. Even thought it was on the lighter side there was enough serious discussion, and consequences that kept it from being too silly or fluffy. The characters were interesting, and well developed, and I liked that their eccentricities were only a part of who they were. They were all real people, and not a joke. For me Darren's friendship with Sanjay was the highlight of the book, and I loved how much they supported each other. Darren's girlfriend Amanda was truly nasty, but not in a terribly over the top sort of way, and, judging by her family, she comes by it naturally.

The plot was well thought out, and engaging. I liked how things came together, and how everyone had a role to play. There were elements, both in plot and character, that were a bit larger than life, but it fit the mood of the story well. The writing was witty, and fun without feeling like it was trying to hard. I appreciated that the author was able to get across the message of the story without it feeling too heavy handed or preachy. Overall a fun, and engaging read.


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