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Hanya Yanigahara = Brilliant!
Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2018
I loved Yanigahara's other novel, "A Little Life," so much that I was sure I wouldn't like this one--at least, not as much. I was right--I didn't--but I did truly admire it. This book took a heck of a lot of research AND imagination, and the writing of it was so convincing that I had to keep reminding myself that it was fiction. In a way it's unfortunate that pedophilia had a part in this book because I think it could have stood up on its own without that written into it. However, that does serve to remind people how unreliable Norton was as a narrator and so didn't really come as a surprise. What I really admire about the author is that she went from writing this book to writing the next one which is a real blockbuster of a novel and incredibly loving in a sad, sad way. What I'm saying is, read the other book it you haven't already. Hanya Yanigahara is truly brilliant. I'm actually sort of terrified about what she may write next.