Troubled by an inability to find any meaning in his life, the 25-year-old narrator of this deceptively simple novel quits university and eventually arrives at his brother's New York apartment. In a bid to discover what life is all about, he writes lists. He becomes obsessed by time and whether it actually matters. He faxes his meteorologist friend. He endlessly bounces a ball against the wall. He befriends a small boy who lives next door. He yearns to get to the bottom of life and how best to live it. Funny, friendly, enigmatic, and frequently poignantŚsuperbly naive.
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Review: Na´ve. SuperUser Review - Benjamin - Goodreads
Easy to read, fun, simple, yet insightful. The protagonist is a young adult who suddenly hits the great wall of meaningless in his life and takes some time off to contemplate his existence; someplace ... Read full review
Review: Na´ve. SuperUser Review - Djordje Nagulov - Goodreads
Navel-gazing by a disaffected, privileged young man, disguised as musings on the meaning of it all. Simple sentences conveying simplistic thoughts, Cormac McCarthy this ain't. While I realise this ... Read full review