Steve Martin, “Shopgirl”

I love Steve Martin.

Published: 2000, 144 pp.
Obtained via: Library
Date started: 9.29.08
Date finished: 10.3.08
What I liked: In this story of a shy glove saleswoman, her slacker friend with benefits and her older admirer, Martin acts as an omnipotent narrator, describing their lives in detail without ego or judgment.
What I didn’t like: This book was much more about description than dialogue, and although it worked, I felt like I wanted to hear the characters more. Maybe I’ll be satisfied with the movie.
What I learned: Steve Martin can really do fiction.

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