Monday, July 16, 2012
Lovers Lame by Robert Rudney
Dev Rating: 1.5 *
Though the main character is a man with a mobility disability, I didn't find this book to be very devvy.
I know it seems strange to say a book was too realistic, but that was kind of how I felt about this one. It was like watching a neighbor. And I just wanted something a bit more interesting, more of something to get into.
The struggle for people with disabilities to find jobs is certainly a really important issue, but the protagonist of this book didn't seem like the kind of person who was able to make me care about it. He was more passive than I tend to like my heroes, I think.
There's some issues with more telling than showing of the story, particularly in the beginning. It takes a couple of chapters before any sort of story begins.
The feel of the book is very memoir-like, though it is fiction.
To learn more about it, I do have an interview with the author at my website: http://www.ruthmadison.com/monday-book-review-author-interview/