Just to be clear, my rating is due to my enjoyment of the book, not necessarily it’s literary merit. It’s well written and the story is good, but.
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Here’s the thing: I don’t enjoy reading books that are massively sad. The two main characters in this book suffer such hardships, one significantly more than the other, and after each new horror, I just get more and more depressed about the whole thing. It’s just not fun to read a book that contains, among other things, rape (numerous occasions), abuse, fetishized amputated limbs (characters in the book fetishize, not the author), and sex-trafficking/ kidnapping and enforced servitude.
These are some of the many experiences you get to read about, in great detail. And the ending just…it’s abrupt and there is no payoff. I was really hoping for some hopeful connection at the end, but no. The reader gets nothing. Just like the women in this book. I feel really broken about the world and the state of humanity. I’m sad now, and it’s going to be a while before I recover from reading this book.
Rating: Not my cup of tea.
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