is included on the list of books that will induce a mindfuck
, but I feel it deserves a category
of it's own: books that leave you feeling physically ill
. Fight Club
(albiet in film form) came close, but this book is executed more smoothly, more horrifically
The ending is worse than a punch in the face
. It left me feeling I'd been betrayed by someone I trusted
. I felt sick. I slept badly
. I made all my friends read it. They responded much as I did.
Reading it a second time
is worth doing, as the book is full of little cues
for people who've already been through once.
Aside from Catch-22
, this is the one book I'd recommend everyone read, to put things in a new light
. (although reading Player Of Games
first makes for a good warm up, as well as an excellent book in it's own right). I've brought POG and this to Uni
, and I fully intend to inflict them on anyone who shows the faintest interest.