What kind of man would lie to his own wife about having cancer A man desperate to avoid being saddled with life s responsibilities A man like Paul.On a miserable October afternoon, as he stares down at his brother s whiny new baby, Paul realizes he s run out of excuses His wife wants a family, but the last thing Paul wants is dirty diapers and a constantly screaming strWhat kind of man would lie to his own wife about having cancer A man desperate to avoid being saddled with life s responsibilities A man like Paul.On a miserable October afternoon, as he stares down at his brother s whiny new baby, Paul realizes he s run out of excuses His wife wants a family, but the last thing Paul wants is dirty diapers and a constantly screaming stranger robbing him of sleep Then a lump is discovered on his arm, and with a little elaboration, the parenthood question is rendered moot.With the dwindling time he pretends he s got left, he intends to start looking out for number one But his cancer vacation hits a snag when he meets a mother and son in an airport bar who turn everything around and even bring Paul to the brink of a life he thought he never wanted because sometimes a man s got to lose himself completely to discover who he really is.
Strange Skies What kind of man would lie to his own wife about having cancer A man desperate to avoid being saddled with life s responsibilities A man like Paul On a miserable October afternoon as he stares down a
I best thing I can say about this book is I like the cover The main character establishes himself as an ass from the get go but being an ass doesn t make you do the stupid things he does Dumb book.
Didn t really care for this one.etely selfish protaganist who pretends to have cancer in order to shirk responsibility Ends up actually being diagnosed with cancer, which probably is supposed to be ironic, but seemed about as pointless as everything else in the book.
How many different ways are there to say that you completely and utterly adored a book I sat down last night to start this book, and didn t get up until I finished it I connected with the main character from the first page, and can honestly say that he s one of the most pessimistic yet endearing characters I ve encountered in a story in a long time Strange Skies is the story of a man named Paul, who is married to a woman he loves with all his heart However, his wife is eager to change the life P [...]
At the start of this book, a man, in an effort to avoid having children, decides to tell everyone in his life that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer He did have a cancer diagnosis to begin with, but rather than give people the news that the doctor felt he removed the whole tumor and that Paul should be fine, Paul starts to live the life of someone people think is dying This means that he pretty much tries to get away with everything and anything he can get away with for the heart of the [...]
I read this book in two days last week It is an interestingly written book The character certainly ellicits opposite feelings out of the reader from the beginning to the end I m just not sure he had to start by driving him into such a deeply distressing moral degenerate Still, I like what he does, it isn t The Happy Ending, but in a weird way it s the best of the situation all things considered I respect Matt s attempt at a modern Happy Ending Of course, if you read the last page you may find me [...]
I wandered the book store as I m wont to do at times and while aimlessly perusing the shelves, I was struck by this cover of a pair of shoes.I read the back and was intrigued enough by the premise of a man pretending to have termiinal cancer to avoid having children with his wife.He was such a miserable person and along his journey he learns a valuable lesson but at a high cost Pretty dark but hey, I like that Great fun
Story about a guy who expects to be diagnosed with cancer, then isn t, and tells his wife, friends, and family he has cancer to skirt certain responsibilities in his life He then goes off on his own vision quest of sorts to find himself and comes back to find his life is what he s made of it a mess.
Maybe this could be a funny movie or a comic riff, but as reading the book is pathetically short of redeeming qualities And I am not someone who asks to hold your baby just to smell baby shampoo again Glech
I guess my glowing review didn t take It is a fine story, well written, but twice did not show up on this site after I typed it Men will like it than women, though some will be impressed with the style of his first person prose.
I picked this book off the library shelf it s about a guy who finds out his cancer isn t terminal, but he decides to pretend like it is with his wife and family There are lots of strange twists, and it was a good read.
first chapter is hysterical
Dark and deliciously contemporary, but somewhat lacking in storytelling prowess But nevertheless memorable.
Another bad ARC I HATED the lead character.
A really honest book, which is hard to find these days.
Loved this book Laughed a lot Thought is was a bit concerning faking the cancer, but it obviously made the book Ending was priceless
An easy read, but the main character is despicable at the beginning and not very believable at the end.
Really really goodExcept the end
Don t waste your time.
Good for a few laughs, quick read It was a good transition book for me
I didn t really like this book at all.