An emotional and soul-searching sequel ... recalls the plaintive laconicism of the American humourist David Sedaris
There is no better guide across America than Arthur Less, the "bad gay" whose engaging awkwardness and self-deprecation are tragically funny and hugely insightful. We should all be so lost
Brimming with wit and pathos and a thing of joy
An enjoyable encore ... Read Less to fall in love and then pick up Less is Lost to rekindle a favourite old flame
Andrew Sean Greer's writing nails both the absurdity of the human condition and its wistful beauty. Arthur Less is an unforgettable literary creation and I was so happy to be back in his company as he continues his elegant muddle through life
Does Andrew Greer think of himself as a comic novelist? Does a giraffe think of itself as a giraffe? Probably it doesn't matter. This book, though, is wildly, painfully funny. It sometimes hurts to read it
An unexpected gift... [Arthur Less] cuts a sympathetic, melancholy figure with a capacity for kindness, hope and romance. It's this evidence of his inventor's sympathy for his creation that makes this very funny novel stand out from its peers like Venus's starlight
Excited to be reunited with our neurotic hero Arthur Less, I ripped through this sequel. It was a thrill to go on this odyssey with Less where even the most picayune comic encounters turn profound. Vulnerable and witty, Less is Lost is a joy
A gift of a story in these muddling, hard times, and a love letter to accepting yourself for who you are. Arthur Less is the protagonist we all need right now'
Affecting and funny - so hysterical at times you may find yourself laughing aloud.
The hapless protagonist of Greer's prize-winning novel, Less, is now touring America's heartlands .... it's huge fun. Greer's delight in language and the comedy of incongruity is infectious.
Shimmering with wit, a passion for language and astonishing insight, Less is Lost revels in its affection for the absurdity of life. Smart, and profoundly uplifting. A joy!
Funny and uplifting
It is a deep pleasure to return to the adventures of Arthur Less and his beloved Freddy. Greer is a brilliant storyteller as always, and the joyfulness of this book is a balm. I loved reading it
So funny, jokes and wit and joy packed into every page. It's beautiful and light and deceptively fun, and then stabs you through the heart. Wonderful Less, more, more!
Greer's whimsically Wodehousian metaphors are as delightful as ever
What a joy to be reunited with the beloved, hapless, utterly delightful Arthur Less. With tenderness, wit and his incomparably lovely prose, Greer probes that most profound and mysterious of subjects: love.