I finished this book a few weeks ago, and I just can’t get it out of my head. As I was reading it, I don’t think I realized how much it would stick with me after I finished. The plot is simple, yet the story is masterfully nuanced and complex. The first-person narrator has one of the most haunting and unique voices of any character I’ve read. She is at once authentic and completely unreliable. This is the kind of book I would have been excited to write about as an English major–it’s totally readable, but at the same time, I feel like I could read it over and over again without ever getting to the bottom of it. If you’re looking for the literary equivalent of oatmeal–something that will stick to your ribs–read this book.
Has anyone seen the movie? Thoughts?