This was a free audiobook from Audible.com. I saw the movie but hadn’t read the book before. The book was based in London instead of Chicago (Not New York, thanks Jay) but had a very similar sensibility. It was well written and much more centered around talking about sex than the movie. (And less about the record store than the movie was.)
It was also more internal in the main character’s head. Frankly he is a bit annoying. He knows what he should be doing but can’t seem to do it. He gets stuck and just doesn’t move on.
I am not sure if I would like it better if I was 10 years younger and single or if it is too dated. But as a married guy in my late 30s, I am just not all that interested in his issues.
The book is well written and the story moves fairly well, but it just wasn’t for me.