Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Pleasure of My Company - Steve Martin

Angela's choice for November was pretty good. It was a fast read and kept me interested. The main guy Daniel is strange and sweet at the same time. I liked how he worked through his issues and how he needed more important stuff in his life to distract him from the craziness. It was almost like he bored himself in to being crazy. My favorite quote from the book was on page 58. "When an endeavor is special in a person's life, others discern it intuitively and appreciate it more, like the praise a child receives for a lumpy clay sculpture." Makes me think that you should put all you have in to the things you really care about and even if it turns out not so great, others will realize that it was important to you and will understand. Nice thought.

Good book - even though I still think Steve Martin writes books that are a little...off.

1 comment:

angelcakes said...

I really enjoyed this book. Steve Martin's writing style is interesting and strangely funny. I loved Daniel. It was great how he overcame his self-made fears and obsessions. He was funny and sweet, and I am so glad he ended up with a girl who could appreciate him for who he was and accept most of his craziness.

The ending was my favorite with the one last magic square. I really loved the last line, "...as much as I had resisted the outside, as much as I had constricted my life, as much as I had closed and narrowed the channels into me, there were still many takers for the quiet heart." I just think that was the perfect way to end the story.

Good book. I am glad I read it.