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The Russian Debutante's Handbook

The Russian Debutante's Handbook - Gary Shteyngart I'm trying to decide whether to keep trying to slog through this book over the course of months or to give up on it all together. I'm on about page 70. I tell myself I'll read at least 100-150 pages before I give up on it completely.

Reading this book is like being at a party where you're the only one not laughing at the inside jokes. I just don't get most of the references.

The book features a guy with a girlfriend who lets men dominate her for a living, a crazy old man who thinks he talks to oscillating fans, and a Russian mafia import-export guy named Groundhog. And while these characters seem interesting, digging out the meat from the crab leg of this book almost doesn't seem worthwhile.