About Books #4: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
So here’s the thing: it took me about 3 months to finish this book, and the first words to leave my months when I closed it were “awful but amazing” and that is honestly the best way I can think of to describe this book. But of course: I had to put it into more words, and that’s this “About Books”!
Reading it was, at times, pure torture, and times utter joy – and somehow, the two together totally made it worth it!
First of all: this is not a book you should be reading for relaxation – it requires too much solid attention, too much keeping track of where in the story you are – and even of what is story and what is scientific fact – to relax you.
However, if you want a book that’s going to completely turn the way you see the world upside down, that will leave you questioning your views and will somehow change you – whether you want/realise it or not, then this is definitely the one for you.
I won’t go into too much detail on the story and the ‘unexpected twist’ here – many people already know them, and I don’t want to spoil those that don’t – and I really don’t even know how I would begin to explain the complicated ‘mess’ that is the main character’s family (because a ‘hot mess’ is really the only way I know how to describe it). As for the narration, it involves scenes that will make you literally laugh out loud, some that will get you teary-eyed and definitely some that will have you scratching your head because what exactly did I just read?
What I will say, however (because, quite frankly, this book requires a review that’s either 2 paragraphs or 60 pages and I don’t really thing you’d all appreciate the latter): read this book, take your time, let it take months if that’s what you need – but read it, and really appreciate it.
It’s worth it. (And I 100% recommend it!)
(Also, if you do decide to read it? You can find it on Amazon here!)