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Encouraged to try a drug meant to banish indecision, he is all at once fired from his low-grade tech-support job in Manhattan and invited to a rendezvous in. Dwight B. Wilmerding is only twenty-eight, but he’s having a midlife crisis. He lives a dissolute existence in a tiny apartment with three (sometimes. A summary of Benjamin Kunkel’s first novel, Indecision, sounds like the premise for an outlandish thriller: A man diagnosed with abulia (chronic.

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So beyond a certain narrow time frame our desires ran into a kind of horizon and had to stop. Not sure where I picked this one up. To quit or not to quit?

View all 19 comments. Who am I to begrudge him a w I can’t decide. Now I understand why I usually stick to mystery novels, because the characters are usually pretty flakey and easy to follow. Remember adults would ask us about what we wanted to be when we grew up? Now he’s kunkep in South America away from the girl who inspired him and pursuing the fight against the plight indecison migrant workers?

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In short, this is a smooth read. Never has a book been so keen to disavow politics it secretly believes.

Do I regret having read it? Or the mistaken belief itself is so mistaken and so firmly believed that the error is actually charming. I am so sick of reading about the east coast bourgeois, and anything about generation whine, both of which, as a west-coast millennial, I find not in the least bit relatable and entirely contemptible.


So I was in it. All the drama lies in the narrator’s mental flailing, but he’s no underground man. Maybe the one redeeming quality of Indecision is that it will make you reach for a real book, reach desperately and earnestly, the way a poisoned person reaches for the antidote.

That was one idea of mine. Of course, my indecisiveness about whether or not to finish the book is what eventually caused me to read an entire book that I was not enjoying- I kept thinking or hoping that it would change stupid!

Not sure what that says about myself thought. He and a new character not Natasha are traveling into the Amazon jungle region of Ecuador with a native guide currently named Edwin.

Down Ecuador way

In the blurb, I spotted the word “Ecuador” and some general rambling about a chronic indecisive something having a quarter-life crisis brought on by disillusionment with his life which he decides to solve by traveling t I saw this book while making my bi-weekly rounds of my favorite indrcision book store.

Dwight is having trouble making even the simplest decisions, a condition known as abulia. The mockery is humane. At least at night the phone didn’t ring. Return to Book Page. To view it, click here. I did not get any answers to life- indecsion learning that sometimes you can’t judge a book by it’s cover.

I didn’t want to finish the book BUT Perhaps you could indecission the narrator’s rapid and barely motivated change of mind is Kunkel’s statement about the power of pharmacology, but the ending of the book is so contrived that to even call it a deus ex machina would be flattery.


Review: Indecision by Benjamin Kunkel | Books | The Guardian

There was no such thing as the long term. Consequently this book can be a bit much at times, overl once finished: The characters blow — Kunkel thinks he’s representing my generation, when really all these characters are just one-dimensional charicatures.

There are no plans for his return. Who, well, him I didn’t quite love as much. At the beginning, Indecision seems like a slightly wacky take on a slightly “different” coming of age novel there’s a premise of a wonder pharmaceutical that cures indecision; Kunkel’s narrator is not a teenager but a something.

Benjamin Kunkel is an American novelist. At this rate there was every possibility of my finishing inside of the year. And didn’t you always feel like you were humoring them, no matter what you said?

Except this book isn’t charming. Finished last night and struggling with my final rating. But no one would have judged you for a better book and a few more wrinkles. As with a number of other smarty-pants young authors in English, he enjoys flaunting his vocabulary.