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I totally related to this book. I dated a guy for six years. It was a toxic relationship... and it took me a long time to get the courage and strength to move on. Love is the Drug takes you on one girl’s journey to find herself. Although she explains her boyfriend, David, she does so through an obscured lens- so the reader never really knows him. The boyfriend exists on a third level of character. This is done so you see only through Tyler’s perspective. The novel revolves around lists of Tyler’...
i'm reading this purely based on the Roxy Music reference in the title. alright so this was a bit tough. i had moments of completely sympathizing and loving the main character (and her lists) even if her whining was a little self indulgent. but who hasn't been there? however the last few chapters were just so unbelievable and weird, that i ended up being really disappointed. if i could, i would give this 2 1/2 stars.
I’m not even sure 20 year old me would have liked this. Inconsistent. Boring. Extremely problematic “cleansing” via attempted suicide after which we are led to believe she is suddenly grounded has clarity on what she has needed all along? Nah. This character also thinks Coldplay is the greatest band known to man. So, y’know, one star.
Tyler is “irresistible” huh?Man, you've got to be kidding me.I'm irritated. Seriously irritated. I had high hopes for Purcell's Love is the Drug. After reading books about straight-talking, strong and feisty female protagonists I thought maybe I should give this one a shot. I mean, what person hasn't been where Tyler's been? Who hasn't liked or loved a person who didn't necessarily reciprocate those feelings? Who hasn't sat around with their gallon of ice cream (or, let's be honest, bottle of wi...
A fun, quick distraction: dark, yet funny debut novel.
Oh, another story about a woman in love with a man who doesn't love her back. I know, sounds overdone and cheesy and a tad bit boring. However, with Purcell's unique writing style and knack for details, this was one of the best books I have read in a long while.We meet Tyler, an intelligent and introspective unemployed list-maker who just recently left her entire life behind to move in with a man she had fallen in love with over the internet. As it turns out, however, David is not who she expect...
From wrongly quoting the Saved By the Bell episode in which Jessie Spano od's on caffeine pills to the protagonist's total love of Coldplay to her complete lack of any kind of significant personal insight to the the inexplicable turnaround at the end--this book just doesn't work. It reads like a melodramatic college girl's journal. Not a precocious college student, just that boring, self-destructive girl down the hall who thought she was the first person to endure personal struggles. I think the...
I have just finished Love Is The Drug. Not a bad read. I liked the main character. And that's about all the book is about. There are plenty of lists of things. And of course lots of pop culture and music references. But the story is about the main character Tyler at twenty-four and her coming to terms with love. Or what she thinks is love. After all, she is only twenty-four.
Chic book!! Loved it. I remember this from it, even though I read it years ago, "I was waiting for something to happen, but it didn't.' The author fills the book with relatable quotes like that that make you want to change your situation (only if its bad or going nowhere of course).
For a "chick book", I found myself identifying easily with Tyler and even more horrifyingly with David. I knew the blackness in Tyler that threatened to consume her and as soon as I put this book down, I knew that I wanted to make a movie based on it. One day, I hope to get the chance.
I read it years ago and loved it. I read it again about 4 years and many experiences later and related to it but didn't like it as much anymore. Probably because it brought back horrible memories, and because it was cheesy at times.
Funny. Good. Little bit dirty.
i accidentally read this right after reading something good. inconsistant plot and cheesy.
Beginning and end was great - smart, cute and funny. I couldn't give it more than 3 stars because the middle didn't grab me as much and I was just hoping it would get better, and it did.
this book was awful. nothing more to say.