Okay, guys, I haven't been reading much these days so there weren't any recent reviews to post. But I am finally getting back to reading and here's a short review of The Grownup which I just finished!
“I heard you could do that—buy books by the yard, turn them into furniture. People are dumb. I’ll never get over how dumb people are.”
So this book was sitting on my shelf for over a while and since I liked Gone Girl so much, I thought it would be a nice idea to read this short book. It was a quick read, but like Gillian Flynn's any other book, a story with completely messed up characters and even more messed up plot twist.
The story starts off with a narrator who is manipulative, pretends that she can read people's auras, and also gives hand jobs to men.( Well, it's Gillian Flynn's book, so what else did you expect? ) She's also very ambitious. Her past work with begging was pretty impressive, by the way. Especially how she got so competitive.
Anyways, the story starts off amazingly with this female narrator and how she manipulates people by reading their auras. The beginning was probably the best part for me because it promised an even greater ending to the book. Even though it was a very short story, it did manage to confuse and shock me with small twists and unreliable characters.
I usually don't mind open endings in books, but only if they are handled well. However, in this case, the story story didn't leave me thinking about what would happen. Of course, there are some revelations at the end, but they weren't that shocking that I would look forward to see what happens with the characters. Overall I really enjoyed reading this short story, especially the characters and the plot which was completely brilliant, but the only problem I had was with the ending. I'd still recommend it because it's a really interesting quick read!