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Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West
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it was amazing

This has got to be one of the strangest book I've ever read. Like a wild, acid dripping fever dream, the characters in this book are over the top, unsuspecting, poetic, obnoxious and tragic all at the same time. The narrator, both a hero and antihero in varying moments, has layers and layers of complexity, and he never even gets a name.
West undoubtedly worked tirelessly on this because the interwoven themes of depression, spirituality and social anxiety really came through in a nuanced and heart wrenching way.
I would recommend this book to anybody with an open mind who appreciates dark humor. The writing quality alone will force you to appreciate it.
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Reading Progress

March 20, 2016 – Shelved
March 20, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 23, 2016 – Started Reading
March 23, 2016 – Finished Reading

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