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Yeah, pretty much hated it. Too bad, because I really liked The Pleasure of My Company. Shopgirl felt really disjointed, with too many loose ends, weird rabbit trails, and lots of gratuitous sex and language. Plus it was just boring to me, and I started skimming pages. I never really cared about Mirabelle like I cared about Daniel Cambridge (the protagonist in The Pleasure of My Company). Daniel had issues, but he was likable. Mirabelle was just...stupid. Actually, most of the characters seemed stupid - and by that I mean, lacking in common sense. Hard to root for them when they're being idiots. Maybe that was Martin's point - these stupid, shallow people trying (or in some cases, not trying) to get a grip on their souls, but...it felt very flat, and in the end I just didn't care if they grew up or not. Martin did a lot of telling instead of showing, and a great deal of explaining the inner workings of his characters, and it kind of came off as someone who really wanted to be a psychiatrist deciding to write a book because "I'm an author" would sound more sexy at dinner parties.