"Perhaps too glib and superficial to manage the Nick Hornbyish combination of comedy and poignancy it aims for, but Paul is good fun: self-pitying, self-mocking, lively, sometimes hilarious. Not a profound book, but a fast-paced, entertaining one."
First novel in which a 30-something bad lad feigns cancer to stave off fatherhood, but the masquerade sours when it turns out he really is terminally ill. Comic misadventures ensue—oh, and life lessons, too.
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