The plot was interesting – depressing, disturbed and dark, but interesting.
Perhaps a book narrated by a drunken man who merely stands on the edge of things while being overly concerned with his own appearance sounds appealing to you… I didn’t so much love it.
Would I recommend it? Nope. But after a conversation at book club I believe that if you had a sober person tell you all about it with a marked amount of enthusiasm that would be a good story!
Nice review. Thanks a lot!
I read this book when I was quite young and was fascinated by the story, but I tried re-reading it years later and found its narcissistic themes quite irritating.
I can certainly see how a younger audience would appreciate it more!
I read this. It was depressing indeed. what wasted lives.
I enjoyed this book in college but wonder what I would think today…
Like bluebee said above she had a different point of view once she was older…
Just to clarify: the person choosing the book was sober whilst choosing it, and not-so-sober whilst telling you the story of the book. 🙂 And yeah, I liked the sound of that story better too!
Ah well, tobe fair the sober book chooser probably looked at the millions of rave reviews and thought like the rest of us that it was going to be way different from what it was!