Pure DrivelPure Drivel by Steve Martin

I gave this 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads

Usually I love Steve Martin’s writing, but this one was a miss for me. Perhaps it’s the short story format, perhaps it’s the fact that it’s a relatively old book for him and he may have been finding his feet. The stories were quirky, but it wasn’t organic quirk as we have come to expect from him. The whole book felt a little forced and it was mercifully short or I would have quit. If you’re looking to get into Steve Martin, stick to Shop Girl as your entry point. If you’re a completist, I’d still maybe skip it.

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