"Worst. Person. Ever." is a deeply unworthy book about a dreadful human being with absolutely no redeeming social value. Gunt, in the words of the author, "is a living, walking, talking, hot steaming pile of pure id." He's a B-unit cameraman who enters an amusing downward failure spiral that takes him from London to Los Angeles and then on to an obscure island in the Pacific where a major American TV network is shooting a Survivor-style reality show.
Along the way, Gunt suffers multiple comas and unjust imprisonment, is forced to re-enact the "Angry Dance" from the movie Billy Elliot and finds himself at the centre of a nuclear war. We also meet Raymond's upwardly failing sidekick, Neal, as well as Raymond's ex-wife, Fiona, herself "an atomic bomb of pain".
Even though he really puts the ‘anti’ in anti-hero, you may find Raymond Gunt an oddly likeable character.
Raymond Gunt's ex-wife, Fiona who he hates, hires him as a cameraman for a Survivor-like show. He is able to bring
Gord read this book last year and thought it was hoot and suggested I check it out. I started out enjoying it. Raymond is an A-hole but doesn't realize it and I found him amusing. He is really nasty to others and doesn't care about the ramifications.
I thought the story was fun and was enjoying the writing style ... until the story started getting more and more stupid and boring. I tried to stick with it but finally gave up at the 67% point after the skin tag incident. Not my kind of story, I guess.
As a head's up, there is a lot of swearing.