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unsettling, psychedelic, non-linear, poetic but with infuriating characters.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 1, 2022
I have mixed feelings about this book.
I appreciate the structure and the author's imagination and craft. But, sadly, I just couldn't stand any of the protagonists. They're self-centered, selfish, and superficial; Basically, they get wasted all the time and obsess over a psycho and a plague of suicides. I accept it may be the whole point to use such characters for social commentary; I just prefer characters more interesting.
Negative Space is bleak and well-written. It contains devastating moments and is, objectively, a good book. That said, I couldn't help but loathe the protagonists, so there's that.
TL;DR: unsettling, psychedelic, non-linear, poetic but with infuriating characters.