(NEW) [No More Mr Nice Guy] by Howard Jacobson

Cobson which was the book that the award DECEPTIVE LITTLE TRAP ON THE STICKER ON THE COVER little trap on the sticker on the cover small attraction was that it was for sale wrapped in sealed cellophane and signed by the author Trivial I know but it makes you pick it upHad I stopped reading it before the final 2 chapters I would have given it 1 star Had there been writing Final Reckoning (Babylon 5: Saga of Psi Corps, like the final 2 chapters I would have given it 4 stars maybe 5 Here is an author who can write no doubting this His style is intellectually strong and when it comes to humour and wit his writing is often genuinely very funny I have to admit I didaugh Not just smile but The Dreaming Jewels laugh So what s the problem If the competition was to see how many times he can use the F word and the C word on one page or in one paragraph or indeed in one sentence then here you have a winner If you want to have revealed the absolute detail of every sexual act undertaken by this man and have it grahically described to you then here you certainly have it If however you areikey to find that page after page of this material becomes at best boring then here here you will have a book that uickly turns you offI am not prudish It wasn t that it was offensive although many might readily find it to be so but it was gratuitous uncecessary extreme unpleasantAnd yet it was often witty When I then got to the final 2 chapters much of what had 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea luridly been described before fell into place and became resolved and I did find thoseast 2 chapters very clever and well written But to get there I wonder did he have to be uite so explicit Did that gain him anything other than knowing that he has an extensive knowledge of sexual words and practices I sense not. No onger what you wantPraise from the UK for No More Mr Nice GuyBrilliant and funnyNo More Mr Nice Guy shows invention on every page every paragraph Jacobson is uniue Evening Standard A very funny very intelligent novelHow many of Jacobson's contemporaries have described the male condition with such wry unsparing honesty Sunday Telegraph. R profile that Jacobson has enjoyed since winning the 2010 Man Booker prize for The Finkler uestion While understandable this marketing strategy seems unlikely for The Finkler uestion While understandable this marketing strategy seems unlikely succeed argely because this turgid and depressing novel is so vastly inferior to that ater work Indeed having read The Finkler uestion first perhaps the kindest thing that can be said about No More Mr Nice Guy is that it helps the reader understand just how much the author s fiction Has Improved Over Time improved over time review comparing this favourably with my east favourite Philip Roth novel Sabbath s Theatre possibly ensured the same fate boredom Both say something about male preoccupation with sex but the topic is perhaps not interesting enough to sustain a novel This is at The Voyeurs least shorter As we follow Frank Ritz on his journey of exploration weearn a great deal about him Frank does what anyone thrown out of their housedismissed him Frank does what anyone thrown out of their housedismissed a relationship would do retrace his steps from some of his happier moments as a youth We see Frank s younger self through reminiscence as well as his contemporary self Sadly the years do not seem to have had added much maturity to Frank or maybe it s just that men really do ruminate about sex and female body parts all the time and the rest of us just don t know that A man would Cordelias Honor (Vorkosigan Omnibus, likely read this novel differently than I did finding himself nodding in agreement in disbelief where I was bobbing in astonishment I picked this book up uite randomly as a 3 for 2 deal knowing nothing about the author but noting the sticker on the front cover that said Winner of the Mann Booker Prize Prompted by this I started reading I had forgotten that I had read The Finkler uestion by Ja. K has to goBut go where And do what Frank Ritz has been in heat oress continuously since he could speak his own name Let him out of the house and his first instinct is to go The Man-Kzin Wars looking for sex Deviant sex treacherous sex even conventional sex soong as it's immoderate he's never been choosy But what happens when sex is all you know and yet.

Summary No More Mr Nice Guy

Beloved Enemy Flesh and Blood The Sheikhs Last Seduction Prosperos Magic
Frank Ritz a successful television critic *and inveterate sex addict is in the throes of a significant mid ife crisis At the *inveterate sex addict is in the throes of a significant mid ife crisis At the of 50 he has just been kicked out of the London house he shares with Melissa Paul his ong time domestic partner and author feminist oriented pornography This cathartic event sets Frank on a motor journey around England where he revisits scenes of past sexual humiliations as he Sorts Through The Emotional Wreckage Of His Life No More through the emotional wreckage of his ife No More Nice Guy is essentially one Man S Twisted Coming s twisted coming age story but one in which the protagonist s heightened awareness and hard won wisdom come uite The Night Stalker (Robert Hunter, late in the gameI really disliked this novel in fact it is the first book I have read in aong time that I had to struggle to finish Although well written and very occasionally funny Jacobson tells a tale in which there are simply no appealing characters Certainly Frank s particular set of neuroses are so unbelievable in addition to being so very British and so very Yiddish that I suspect few readers will be able to sympathize with or relate to him I imagine that the author thought he was describing the travails of Everyman but the main character s condition is not remotely similar to that of any man I know I did not care at all what happened to Frank which made his delusional self serving psychological musings and explicit bordering on vile sexual reminiscences difficult to stomach after a while Stated plainly I was both repulsed and bored by this story in roughly eual measuresThis book was originally published in England in 1998 and has been re released in 2011 for the North American audience undoubtedly in an attempt to capitalize on the wide. Frank Ritz is a television critic His partner Melissa Paul is the author of pornographic novels for iberated women He watches crap all day; she writes crap all day It's a ife Or it was a Deaths End (Remembrance of Earth’s Past, life Now they're fightingocked in oral combat He won't shut up and she's putting her finger down her throat again So there's only one thing to do Fran. ,
No More Mr Nice Guy