The Idea of Perfection



Harley Savage is a large, rawboned, plain person with a ragged haircut and a white t-shirt coming unstitched along the shoulder. Douglas Cheeseman is a big-eared man who avoids his own reflection, and has bored his wife into leaving him. They are not the usual suspects for a burgeoning romance.

I loved this book. It’s about some sad losers in a sad small town in the middle of nowhere and not much happens, but there was something delicious and so very, very funny about it. It has some touching parts and it’s quite sweet and at times rather forlorn and hopeless, but oh my, it made me smile. I have read it three times and still laugh at the ridiculous ‘love’ scenes between the wife and the butcher. Don’t take it too seriously, just enjoy it!

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