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Moonlight Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Reading progress update: I've read 316 out of 640 pages.

The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair - Joël Dicker

What is this madness?

 

If you don't want this book spoiled, STOP READING NOW.

 

I have no issue with story-telling, even story-telling about stuff that squicks me out. But, dammit, this book is glor-fuck-ifying a relationship between a 15-year-old girl (one of those really "precocious" ones, like men like to imagine exist, and write fake stories about in Penthouse Forum to much acclaim and nausea) and a 30-something writer, and it is GROSSING ME THE FUCK RIGHT OUT.

 

Couple this with the absolute hand-job that the writer is giving to writing as the most-awesomest-and-specialest-and-life-affirming occupation that exists (seriously, writing gives life MEANING, people) and I am just about to throw up here.

 

Why do I do this to myself, you ask? Well, I paid like twelve bucks for this book, and I am going to finish it. Even if it kills me.

 

It had better get better.