22 Following


I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

Predictable and sometimes sappy. Overall boring.

The Nothingness of Ben by Boney, Brad (2012) - Brad Boney

The writing style was ok.

Some parts were even good, but they were unfortunately in the minority.

It was a predictable, unrealistic and boring story which got sappy at times - not a good mixture. The dialogues didn't sound particularly good to me. The whole "parents die in a tragic accident" part felt solely as a plot device and the emotional impact wasn't noticeable enough. 
The characters remained shallow and cliched most of the time. Ben, the protagonist, was a douchebag most of the time, but saw the light in time for the HEA. I still couldn't warm to him, as he is the worst kind of snob: the intellectual kind, arrghhh.
Travis, the simple mechanic with the heart of gold, learnt to appreciate James Joyce and being gay, so everything worked out in the end, after a few back and forth developments which were overdramatic and boring to me.

I also didn't appreciate the quasi visionary dreams and the gross foot fetish (matter of taste, some might find it hot, I find it gross)