Scoff at the Mundane

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Anton Bradley is a fashion photographer, not a video photographer, as he is quick to point out. He works for a fashion magazine, photographing some of the most beautiful women in the world. Yet, he is still obsessed with Ashby, his high-school crush, and that still colors all the relationships he has. He also has a love-hate relationship with therapy, knowing he needs it, yet always trying to discover how far he can push his therapists. While wandering through Dr. Polk’s oddly styled therapy, Anton begins to find a new perspective on his life, relationships, and the longing he still has for Ashby. And far from being a chick-lit novel, Scoff at the Mundane has plenty of humor and a good view of life and relationships from a guy’s point of view.

Scoff at the Mundane is one of those surprising novels from a debut author. It is well put together, with interesting characters, a good storyline, and excellent dialogue. Kalman’s humor is spot on, and the descriptions of Anton’s therapy sessions ring true for anyone who’s been in it. And while the ending may be made-for-the-movies, it still fits together with the rest of the book. A book deserving of a wider audience, and with some work and luck, Kalman should be able to find it.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 242 pages
Publisher Xlibris
Publish Date 20-Oct-2009
ISBN 9781441569721 Buy this Book
Issue May 2010
Category Popular Fiction


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