Before you read any further, before you even begin to think about deciding whether or not you want to read this book, I want to tell you something. I went into reading this one completely blind. It was sent to me to read before release and, having adored Ms. Rust’s previous work, I leapt at the opportunity.
I mention this only because not having any idea of what I was getting into might have been somewhere around half of my absolute enjoyment of it.
That being said, even the blurb and anything I say here can’t do anything toward giving you any real idea of what you’re in for, should you choose to feast your eyes on the joy Rust has just created.
You Used to Hurry Home starts out simply enough. You’ve got a guy. Then, a little bit later, you’ve got a girl. That’s about as far as it gets before things get completely out of control…and I don’t think I can say anything more without feeling as though I’m completely spoiling the experience.
Regardless of synopsis or spoiling or anything else, this book is absolutely ridiculous, but ridiculous in the absolute best manner possible. And done so in a way where you don’t even realize it’s ridiculous until its far too late.
Rust takes a situation that should be completely oddball stupidity and uses the most serious tone possible to take it on, and it’s this absolutely dry approach to the subject matter that really makes the whole thing work.
Simply put, there are very few books I review that I believe you absolutely need to read. This is one of them.
I don’t think I can say anything more that would do this book any further justice.
Oh wait, I can. It’s only 99 cents!
Buy this book right now before you even have a chance to check your balance.