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Tales of the Madman Underground by John Barnes
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did not like it
bookshelves: dnf

DNF at page 68

This book is fucking awful. I'm not even sure what it's supposed to be about, other than the little shit who's the protagonist that I want to shove off a cliff. If you're into whiney, self-absorbed, piggish, sociopathic douchewad teenagers, then you'll love this.

I was bored to tears. What the hell was supposed to be happening!? And it's so edgy because every other word is "fuck." Don't get me wrong, I think "fuck" is a great word, but you could probably shave off 100 pages if you omitted all of the times it's pointlessly used.

The animal abuse is abhorrent. His views and comments on women are infuriating. Every other woman is either a sex object or is fat.

The disturbing scenes are told as a story, but in a flat, emotionless way. Someone could describe a trip to the grocery store with more feeling than this.

Nope, not my cup of tea. Not one bit.
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Reading Progress

September 1, 2018 – Started Reading
September 1, 2018 – Shelved
September 3, 2018 – Shelved as: dnf
September 3, 2018 – Finished Reading

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