A Little Life, Have you read it?

This book is making me SO NERVOUS. Seriously. I'm listening to the audiobook, and the descriptions of Jude's childhood are horrific. I am NOT a person who ever reads spoilers of a book because I want to learn everything organically, but this book is seriously testing that.

If you've read it, or are reading it, what do you think?

Comments

  • @merciblahblah I've just started it. I've heard nonspecific "the abuse scenarios in this novel are horrifying" type statements, but I don't know anything else as yet.

    The first 30 pages have sucked me in, so we'll see whether I can stand it when things get really dark!
  • I find it really hard to read books that have explicit abuse descriptions. How bad is it?
  • It was awful. I'm not going to lie. By the time I finished it, I had really come to dislike the main character, not to mention it was so damn long, and the excruciating abuse descriptions made me sick. I was kind of mystified how the book hit to many best seller lists, because it definitely was NOT to me.
  • It was awful. I'm not going to lie. By the time I finished it, I had really come to dislike the main character, not to mention it was so damn long, and the excruciating abuse descriptions made me sick. I was kind of mystified how the book hit to many best seller lists, because it definitely was NOT to me.

    @merciblahblah, I'm sorry to say this, but I think some people really enjoy reading stuff like that. It doesn't quite rise to the level of torture porn, but it might as well be. I have to avoid stuff like that. 
  • Oh, eek, you guys are scaring me! I'm still not to the abuse part yet, but dammit, I feel totally sucked in! You're making it sound like I should quit while I'm ahead.
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