Friday, March 24, 2017

Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates

I had no idea what to expect from this book. None what so ever. I grabbed this book because I was in the fiction section of the library and I came across these books by the author Joyce Carol Oates and the name sounded familiar (I still don't remember why because I hadn't read anything she had written before this book) so because I still had like three library books at home to read I decided to grab a short read of hers to satisfy my curiosity.

This book says it's about a guy named Quentin who has gotten into trouble molesting a minor and that he's a sexual psychopath. Who doesn't like a creepy story every once and a while. 

This book is actually written from the point of view of Quentin. It's a whole lot stranger and creepier then I thought it would be. I honestly don't know what else to really say about this book without giving away a lot of it. 

It makes you uncomfortable at times, it makes you worried that maybe you know someone who could be like this. It's just one of those books that more like and experience then it is a story. One of those books that takes you along and plops you down in the middle of things to just watch and listen and see what there is to see.

For all it's creepiness and strange and messed up bits I think it was very well written. I really do want to read more by this author. She is on my list. 

It's a very quick read and honestly, it was interesting for all that it was assaulting to the mind. I don't know why I didn't hate this book, but I didn't. I think it's because I can see the fun in writing something like this perhaps. I'm not sure.

Recommendation: For those who like reading really messed up stories that take you out of happy normal things and plants you down into the depths of really weird and messed up psychotic places. 

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