To Rise Again at A Decent Hour

A Novel

Ferris, Joshua

Audiobook CD - 2014
Average Rating: 1.5 stars out of 5.
To Rise Again at A Decent Hour
Paul O'Rourke is a Manhattan dentist with a thriving practice leading a quiet, routine-driven life. Then one day someone begins to impersonate Paul online, and he watches in horror as a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account are created in his name. His biggest fear is that the online 'Paul' might be a better version of the real thing. As Paul's quest to learn why his identity has been stolen deepens, he is forced to confront his troubled past and his uncertain future.

Publisher: [New York] : Hachette Audio, 2014.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 147898385X
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
8 sound discs (~600 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Scott, Campbell


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Jan 24, 2015
  • JudithE rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

The book may have merit, but I couldn't bear the main character and eventually decided I just didn't want to listen to it anymore.

Sep 11, 2014

Campbell Scott's dry, pleasant, and piercingly sarcastic voice is spot-on for this novel. I highly recommend the audio version. I listened to it on my phone and I hardly paused until I had finished it.

We follow Paul O'Rourke, a dentist plagued with self-doubt and the contradictions of modern life as he discovers someone has stolen his online identity and made him a website, etc. He wonders if this social media savvy, fake version of himself isn't somehow doing better than he is in reality.

This book has sharply written dialogue and interactions, observations at once painful and hysterically funny, and a totally relatable struggle against the meaningless dredge of modern life.


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