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Adriane on the Edge

by Paul Mandelbaum

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i bought this book at target, i admit, because i needed something to read, and there was a dog on the cover. it is... odd enough that i read the whole thing, but i would not recommend it. the main character is a loser, who, admirably, is trying to make sense of her life, but (stop reading here if you dont want me to spoil anything for you) at one point, adriane is sleeping, and her dog bites off her ear. ??????? 1. why? 2. how could she sleep through that? 3. why is there a picture of a chihuahua on the cover when the dog is reportedly a sheltie? 4. was she on drugs? in all, not believable, not a good book. ( )
  saragoodman3 | Aug 28, 2006 |
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First Adriane's father committed suicide, and then her mother followed suit. Her last "relationship" was four years ago with her boss, Garrett, whom she still secretly pines over. Now that Adriane is pushing thirty, she decides it's time to shake things up. So she flashes a cop and gets herself arrested, finds herself a therapist, attends an orgy, and saves a dog from the pound. Her devotion to those in her life never falters, but like most things in her past, nothing is without a misadventure-and a whole lot of humor.

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Determined to cultivate a life of ultimate abandom, as exemplified by her hero, Thelonious Monk, as she approaches the age of thirty, Adriane Gelki embarks on a series of mishaps and misadventures designed to transform her life.

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