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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.

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  • Posted July 19, 2013

    This is a brilliant debut novel, written from the perspective of

    This is a brilliant debut novel, written from the perspective of a young male writer in Brooklyn. I've never read
    a novel that so realistically and movingly portrays the subtle and sometimes tragic shifts that occur in
    romantic relationships when one's ideals and what you could call the brain's internal public relations machine
    for justifying questionable actions collide with deeper emotional needs and desires. The book is full of startling
    insights as well as hilarious depictions and scenes. Part Jane Austen, part Jonathan Franzen; this book is a
    pure pleasure. 

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Although a Jane Austen character never had to deal with the prob

    Although a Jane Austen character never had to deal with the problem of what are the appropriate social protocols for a man-- whose prime goal is to think well of himself--when dealing with a woman following a casual hook-up/broken condom/abortion, this book brings to mind both Jane Austen's narrative style and the way in which she so richly portrays her female protagonists in their natural habitat. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P is a thought-provoking novel that is part-anthropological study early 21st century male/female relationships among "homo intelligus Brooklycanus" and part compelling individual forensic display of the on going consequences of Nate's internal monologue/actual behavior towards the women in his life. Also--an accessible and delightful read!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2013

    Written by a Woman in the Mind of a Man

    Wonderful read! Was recommended by MashReads in their new Social Book Club, and I have been raving about it!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Opposites intersect in the close-knit world of the Brooklyn lite

    Opposites intersect in the close-knit world of the Brooklyn literary circles. Relationships flourish and wither among subtle and unacknowledged games for higher social status based on one's alma mater, literary interests, or political opinions. Seemingly laid-back, the characters struggle with their own self-image in the constantly shifting world of relationships in their own unique subculture. The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. is one of those rare books that invite reflection and leave a mark with the reader.

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