Playdate is not a good book.
To be fair part of the reason I didn’t like this book was the fact that I had a different expectation for the book than it ended up being about. I was expecting a fun sarcastic romp, like Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You Now (which is fantastic if you haven’t read it.) But what I got was a book filled with over-sexed un-relatable characters, and a plot line that would make even the authors mother fall asleep.
As I mentioned the characters weren’t just over sexed maniacs, they were poorly written and just plain hard to connect with. I really feel in this kind of book the characters are the most important aspect, but in Playdate, Adam’s just plain falls down on the job of creating engaging relatable characters. Because of this the book never gets off the ground, and even if it had a breathtaking captivating plot (which it didn’t) than it wouldn’t have made up for it’s lack of characters.
All in all while there were some funny lines and the back of the book reads like it could be good, I was heavily disappointed with Playdate. It was sluggish, predictable, and hard to keep holding (the opposite of hard to put down.) If you have to pick a book to read for fun, don’t make the mistake in reading this one.