The next time you have a spare 38 minutes 1 I highly recommend spending it reading this book. But the amount of whitespace on the page is mind boggling. I've upgraded my rating of this book to four stars. Mostly because Mike Kun is sort of nuts. Example, on September 1st, , I emailed him stating that there was a broken link on his very The next time you have a spare 38 minutes 1 I highly recommend spending it reading this book.
Example, on September 1st, , I emailed him stating that there was a broken link on his very funny site and that I was really enjoying You Poor Monster. He replied 11 minutes later. I don't get that kind of response time when I'm planning a dinner date with my girl. Today I received a message from Michael on good reads. This perplexed me because I have no friends on good reads named Michael I should have guessed 2.
I'm not suggesting you do this, I'm just putting it out there. Aug 30, Brandon Tietz rated it it was ok. Unfortunately, I didn't really care for Sid Straw or his journey. He endlessly pesters Heather Locklear. The one from Melrose Place. He bugs her so much that I, the reader, felt annoyed for her. Sid Straw is one of the few protags that I found m "The Locklear Letters" is a success in that this is a novel told exclusively through snail mail correspondence, and it's done in a way that carries along a plot, develops character, and moves things along at a breakneck pace.
Sid Straw is one of the few protags that I found myself rooting against It's one of those stories where if it can go wrong, it does So for about pages things just get worse and worse for Sid only to take a turn for the better at the very end. Sid doesn't change; his luck does. He's still the same annoying asshole he was on page 1. That's pretty much the ebb and flow: Again, I give kudos to Kun on being able to pull of an entire book composed of nothing but letters, but I was completely turned off by his main protag. May 28, Sara rated it really liked it.
This is Lori's brother in law! Fun to read a book when you know the author.
Mar 18, Jacob rated it it was amazing. Only reason I didn't finish this book in one sitting was because I was laughing so hard my sides hurt and I needed a break. Jan 01, Danielle rated it liked it. A very quick and light read. There's really not a lot of depth to the story, told all through letters, but it was enjoyable. We watch the protagonist's life fall apart and reassemble, mostly through his unanswered letters to Heather Locklear. Jul 31, Jacqui Liddell rated it liked it. Amusing, but carrying a real message of how persons can take things too literally! May 16, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: The Locklear Letters by Michael Kun pp.
The premise could be presented like a one-note Saturday Night Live sketch that goes on far too long, but instead succeeds on many levels. Sid Straw, the sad, middle-aged software executive tells his story entirely in well-formed business letters. Sid Straw shares the complexity of his mundane life with Locklear, her lawyers, her agents, family and friends. The book results in beautifully paced character arc of a man who is denigrated by parts of his family, shunned by his college reunion committee, fired from work, and mistaken for someone else.
And like a juggler, you wonder how long Kun can keep up the format to reach his ending without dropping the ball and disappointing the audience. In any other format, some of the repetition would be boring and annoying. But the format also provides an honesty and raw presentation of a man in isolation who is only seeking an average, ordinary life to consider himself successful. For fans of comedy writing and structure, this book is definitely recommended.
His fixation with the actress gets him into trouble when a series of badgering letters sent to Locklear's agent to secure a personalized photo results in a. The Locklear Letters [Michael Kun] on domaine-solitude.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Locklear Letters is a farcical look at celebrity worship in today's.
Also for fans of character pieces looking for a fast, easy read without all the melodrama that first person novels seems to be about these days. Mar 06, Camilla rated it really liked it Shelves: This is very hard to review, cause the ending left me somewhat.. I loved the book though.. I would just have loved it more if it didnt have a happy ending.. Which makes me sound like a really evil person, I know, but let me try to explain..
This is a book written through letters which automatically gets a "Hell yeah! Yes, the Melrose Place Heather Locklear.. And letters and notes to This is very hard to review, cause the ending left me somewhat.. And letters and notes to many others after that.. At first you get the impression that Sid could be some kind of stalker, and the more you know about him the more you want to know..
What is his deal exactly? Can anybody really be that The things he does! The things that happen! The more shit he got into the more I laughed and the crazier it got the more I laughed.. I was LOL'ing for real.. Thats where the "numb" comes in.. Cause this was all about Sid being weird and getting into trouble, and I wanted that. So when it all began to tie into a perfect happily ever after ending it lost some of its appeal..
Which sucks, cause I really, really liked it.. Just not the ending.. So I can only give it 4 stars.. But thats not that bad, is it? Had I known that this was not the only book about Sid I would probably have given it 5 stars and a completely different review.. But I didnt at the time of reading and reviewing. Sid pops up again in Everybody Says Hello by the same author, and in my world that is a sequel to this book. May 19, Kristopher rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. It follows our hero Sid as he continuously makes seat-of-his-pants decisions and never seems to learn from the mistakes he continually makes. Everything that can go wrong, does, and in the most insane way possible, only to be exacerbated by his unchecked responses. The whole time Sid keeps sending letters off to Heather Locklear, who Sid claims he knew from college. This book is so well written that, even though I know that Sid actually does know Ms. There are moments of laugh-out-loud hilarity honestly, I cracked up in the middle of a very quiet coffee house , and the book is a lot of fun.
It's a quick read, and well worth the time. Another really fun book. Sep 13, Heather rated it it was amazing. I read this several years ago and it is still one of my favorite funny books of all time. Yes, it's a short read, but some of the protagonist's letters are so humorous, I found myself making sounds unbecoming of a lady.
Part of the humor is the things left unsaid.
We read only Sid Straw's letters and eventual replies to the unseen letters. Sid is not the most reliable or likable of narrators, but I like that in my books. Like another reviewer, I too was moved to email Michael Kun in reference to I read this several years ago and it is still one of my favorite funny books of all time. In fact, it gets better. It gets MUCH better. It gets almost unbelievably better, to the point that I am still unsure if the last quarter of the book is supposed to have happened, or if he's imagined it all and has gone straight-up nuts.
I guess it's up to us, huh? Fans of Kun will enjoy this. If you aren't a fan, it might get a bit taxing, but I think it's worth the read. And if you read it and you didn't like it, it went by quickly, right? One person found this helpful.
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I had avoided this book in my Kindle library for several years due to how boring the title was. Wasn't even sure why I bought such a boring sounding book. It took me 5 pages before I was hooked. If you love to watch a train wreck slowly occur over Twitter or Facebook, then this book is for you. It was funny and clever and told a story. This book was not for me. It was an easy read but I just never was interested in the story and the character was annoying. I can absolutely recommend the Locklear Letters to all readers!
Sid Straw is skilled at doing the right thing the wrong way and it is so entertaining to see how the snowball gets rolling and takes over. Mike Kun has done an amazing job of telling this story in a unique format that keeps you engrossed in Sid's letters. The hilarious twists in Sid's life made me literally laugh out loud!
I read The Locklear Letters in one day and plan on taking it to the beach to enjoy again. A must read for anyone who enjoys the crazy humor of life! It's a good thing this book is such a quick read because its hard to put down. My husband and college-aged son also loved it. I still think about parts of it and laugh. At first I ordered this book because I am a Heather Locklear fan. After a few pages, I was already hooked and laughing out loud. I highly recommend this book for all ages. Add this one to your summer reading list!
One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful. The premise sounded like fun, but it wasn't. I started it and bailed after the first few chapters. Found the narrator annoying and repellent. See all 28 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published on May 10, Published on December 31, Published on November 25, Published on January 12, Published on December 22, Published on December 21, Published on September 29, Published on August 15, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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