Here comes another “Books, Briefly” hopping your way!
Author: Mona Awad
“All eight of their eyes shut tight as if this collective asphyxiation were a kind of religious bliss. All four of their glossy mouths making squealing sounds of monstrous love that hurt my face. I love you, Bunny.”
READ IF YOU LIKE: Dark academia; cults; Mean Girls; The Heathers; existential thinking; sororities; creepy characters & bizarre plots; books about writing & writers
MOOD: Cerebral, creepy, disturbing
|Strange characters really set the mood||Amount of cursing and crude references seemed unnecessary|
|The overlap of reality and fiction makes readers think||Difficult to differentiate what is real and what is a figment of the imagination|
|I came out of it not 100% knowing what I read|
FINAL THOUGHTS: If you want to experience a “what the heck did I just read?” kind of book, here you go. I cannot promise that you’ll like it or that you’ll hate it; I also cannot promise that you will understand all of it, but I don’t think understanding it all is the point.
As Taylor Swift puts it, this book made me feel “happy, free, confused, and lonely in the best way. It’s miserable and magical,” except heavy on the confused, lonely, and miserable…
If you are a curious, existential kind of reader that is fine with the occasional head being blown off (literally), then I dare you to try this one! While it is not for me, there are plenty of readers who have found Bunny to be a mind-blowing read.