Saturday, September 15, 2012
My Thoughts: This is a totally impulse review. I picked up Know Not Why thanks to a recommedition, and from the first page I was hooked. I just finished it, and since I have nothing else planned for today I'm gonna wedge this little review in here.
One word: A-mazing.
Okay, so we are in this cute little shop that sells arts and crafts, and it's called Artie Kraft's Arts 'N Crafts. Now guess what's the name of the owner is.....Arthur Kraft the Second. :_D
Artie Kraft's Arts 'N Crafts is the new workplace of Howie never Howard Jenkins (our protagonist), the one and only. Howie's master plan is to
get laid meet ladies in here. And you know what they're saying about best laid plans :D
Tell me, if this isn't like the awesomest setting you've heard of! The simple, yet beautiful cover lured me in, and then the blurb finished the job. I was selled.
Howie is (thinks he is) straight - he takes denial to a whole new and absolutely hilarious (pink banana chapstick??) level. I loved Howie, he was the funniest! And the reason that I had such a hard time picking a quote - I wanted to quote the whole book.
acrylic is crap. I have it on good authority that it's like knitting with barbed wire, that it's squeaky, yeah that's right, squeaky, and that - although I can't vouch for this one personally - apparently it's what Satan uses to make Christmas sweaters for the ninth-circle sinners.
And Arthur? He was Arthur. He didn't speak half as much as Howie - who has a case of verbal diarrhea -, and I just wanted to hug him and tell him to go for it. For anything he wants.
I even feel a little bad about this, but I liked Howie's new friends a lot better than his old ones. Cora and Kristy were nothing alike, but they're both awesome. Mitch (old friend) was interesting in his own, very bizarre way. But I just didn't like Amber (old friend #2). Not that there's anything wrong with her, I just didn't understand her, I guess. Sorry Ambie. Back to the bright side, I loved Howie's Mom, and her Mansfield Spark. Oh, and Emily! She was...unique.
The ending was great, I'm in love with the last line (and yes it is cheating to read that first), still I feel there's place for a sequel *hint* *hint*
I'd recommend Know Not Why to fans of coming of age (actually all the characters are 18+, but the story is definitely YA appropriate) LGBT novels and if you like enemies to lovers stories.
Title: Know Not Why
Blurb from Goodreads:
Howie gets a job at Artie Kraft's Arts 'N Crafts hoping to score with his lady coworkers. After all, girls love a sensitive guy, and what's more sensitive than dedicating your life to selling yarn and ... stuff? (Okay, so maybe it'd be a good idea to actually learn what one sells at an arts 'n crafts store.) But things don't go exactly according to plan. Coworker #1 is Cora: tiny, much-pierced, and way too fierce to screw with in any sense. Coworker #2 is Kristy: blonde, bubbly, unattainable perfection. And Coworker #3 is, well, Arthur. It goes without saying that he’s not an option. Right?
Yeah, Howie’s life just got straight up confusing.
April 23rd 2012 by Smashwords
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