Book Review

Review – Animal by Lisa Taddeo


I drove myself out of New York City where a man shot himself in front of me. He was a gluttonous man and when his blood came out it looked like the blood of a pig. 

That’s a cruel thing to think, I know. He did it in a restaurant where I was having dinner with another man, another married man.

Do you see how this is going? But I wasn’t always that way.

I am depraved. I hope you like me.

My Review:

This book😩😩😩 can you hate and love a book at the same time? Hate it because the way it broke my heart into million pieces! Love it because my gosh I couldn’t put it down at all. That’s how I feel about it. I would say if you have read A Little Life, then it is the female version of that… if you haven’t read A Little Life yet, than I would say be warned as it has every trigger warnings in the world that you could ever imagine😩. It was shocking!

I don’t want to say too much about the plot as you have to work out who the narrator, our protagonist Joan, was telling her story to. It’s a story about deprivation, about sexual assault, about surviving trauma and about finding the way out. It was completely shocking and riveting… there was this one scene which I couldn’t get it out of my head and it would continue to haunt me. It was utterly crazy but so heartbreaking at the same time. It was a book where you would go through a lot of emotions from not understating the protagonist (why do you keep doing it?!), to hating the protagonist (honestly WHY?!); from being completely riveted by her (I can’t even…) to feel so sorry for her (I get it now…). To say it was an emotional roller coaster was an understatement…

I don’t think this is a book for everyone due to its subject matter and some of the things happened in the book, but if you do, brace yourself and I will see you on the other side. Good luck!

Thank you so much Midas PR and Georgina for gifting me this copy to review!

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