While dealing with his father's apparent abandonment and his mother's grisly suicide, Tyler Linley uses pills and Hollywood escapism to numb his raging pessimism.
As his college career ends, an old acquaintance reenters his life as a lover and yanks him back into reality. But reality is nothing like drugs or booze. It's nothing like the movies, either. There's no Morgan Freeman narration.
Tyler finds himself out on drunken midnight vigilante missions to make the world right by him--Hollywood endings. But his friends make him realize he must face the fluctuating state of reality or he will self-destruct, destroying everyone around him.
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Dark, vulgar, and crudely funny. Tyler's a deeply flawed character, but I related to many of his anxiety issues. In a society filled with humming distractions and the constant need to accomplish something, I related to Tyler's anxiousness. However, his addictions and . . . mislead behavior, I did not relate to. I did understand his motivations, though, and that led to me relating to him as a character. There are some hilarious bits--some of them R-rated, some adorable, like the Christmas scenes. Some rants are anti-military, some anti-religious, but nothing that can't be taken with a grain of a salt. Livi undercuts most of what Tyler rants about, anyways. Plus, half the time, Tyler does not seem to fully believe in what he's saying. Ultimately, this is a story of optimism in the face of a whole lot of negatively. At first, I didn't think I'd find that--I thought it'd be a funny but sad story. However, the protagonist is dynamic and insightful, and I enjoyed this messy life portrayed in the novel. I won't reveal too much of the plot, but I have a feeling people won't like Livi in the end (even though I think she is entirely in-the-right and did nothing wrong).