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A Brutally Honest Critique


John Schaeffer is an interesting guy who is known to most of the world as the person who founded Real Goods Trading Corp. He's also a voracious consumer of seafood who likes a good book.

-- SM

John Schaeffer says: I finished Stripah Love this morning. This book definitely gives a strong, pungent flavor of New England, Boston, and the fish subculture, which was a treat to me as I've always been attracted by Beantown, steamers, the Sox, oysters, car tawk, etc. I loved learning about listening to the grease, nucking fuff, tying flies, and low tides.

I thought the ending was terrific. Artie is an ultimate fantasy hero. I saw a bit of myself in him. I liked the philosophy of "take $2mm for the government $1mm for the restaurant, $1mm for Elaine and $2mm to retire on." I enjoyed the spiritual/ethereal connection of Gordon Arthur's Cassandra and Sandy Beach. I thought one of the sex scenes at the end was a bit over the top, and a little incongruous. The more broad audience could be a bit offended by the penis talk. Character development was excellent with Artie, Shea, Cuzzin, Meiko, and Elaine. I would have liked to hear more about the early Artie, his first marriage with the New Mexican, how he got started in Hollywood, etc.

The recipes added a nice touch but maybe could be cut back by 25% or so. Some of the italics were distracting and seemed unnecessary. The typos were very distracting!

All in all, a very enjoyable experience. There you have a brutally honest critique, but to sum it all up: BRAVO!


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