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The summary mentioned a comparison to Holden Caulfield and F. Scott Fitzgerald, so naturally I had to buy it. Boy, did this book make me uncomfortable. The story begins with the narrator describing how he enjoyed emotionally abusing girls, which strongly reminded me of my ex. The last part of the novel is filled with the narrator’s overwhelmingly realistic paranoia and karma for what he put so many girls through.
I saw so many aspects of my life reflected in this novel and it was difficult to read but I’m glad I sat through it. Novels, or movies or other forms of art that makes one uncomfortable can be a great way to self-reflect and challenge the past and old beliefs we may hold.
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