by: Richard Perez
Amazon.com - $11.16
Barnes & Nobles - $11.88
Set in downtown New York City, THE LOSERS' CLUB tells the story of Martin Sierra, an unlucky writer addicted to the personals. His journey brings us into the East Village, pre-9/11--and in contact with Nikki, his dream woman, who remains unattainable romantically yet becomes his friend and confidant during his illuminating misadventures. A romantic comedy and coming-of-age story.
Richard Perez is the Van Gogh of writers. He is genius with the written word, but the stories are so dark that it can, at times, be hard to travel with him.
As stated above, this is the story of Martin Sierra, yes he is addicted to his personals, but I think mostly he's addicted to finding love and this seems to be the best way to meet women.
The sad part is he is in LOVE with Nikki, who he met through the personals. She is bisexual, and was looking for a friend when she met Martin. It breaks my heart because they both keep floating to relationships that are toxic, and missing the one that would be good for them...with each other.
Martin is also a writer, and we see the frustration of being a native new yorker and aspiring writer...or aspiring to be "paid" writer is like. Very sad and tragic. He has a job, working on imports/exports...didn't really understand what it is he does...and I don't think he does either but it beats scrubbing toilets. lol
I'm giving this 3 stars, it's a good read. I like Richard Perez's writing. However, it jumps around in time a lot and is at times a little hard to follow where Martin is at within the story.