Famous People

By Justin Kuritzkes

** Publication Date 09 July 2019 **

I’ll be honest. I’m not super hard to please when it comes to entertainment. I like most everything I read or watch or listen to. I have a diverse range of likes, very few dislikes. Famous People just didn’t do it for me. 

The writing is good. The story fairly good as well. I think, honestly, it was the format of the book that diminished its appeal. The book reads like one long train of thought. The unnamed protagonist of this novel is 22 years old and has been in the limelight since he was 12 and became a YouTube sensation. We get to hear about his first love and his family and his life as a superstar. It all sounds really appealing. A great story to read. 

The book felt sometimes like simply mad rambling. There are some really deep thoughts, but they tend to get lost in the jumble of words. No chapters, no break in the story at all. No chance to stop and think. Perhaps our protagonist has ADHD (like me.) I needed a break. I needed time to stop and think about what I’d read. The only break in the story were the occasional descriptions of our unnamed star’s tattoos. 

In all fairness, as I said, I think the writing was good. I think the concept was awesome. I liked him, this him with no name. I liked Mandy. I liked the fact that the book did, in fact, make me think. That’s why I am being generous with my rating of 3 stars. I just feel like it all sort of gets lost in word soup tho, and that’s why I only gave it 3 stars. 

Not one that I’ll likely be recommending. 

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