In 2019 I sat down To Read Lisa Taddeo S read Lisa Taddeo s nonfiction account of the desire and sexual lives of three women and read it all in one compulsive and breathless sitting Three Women s fans around the world will all in one compulsive and breathless sitting Three Women s fans around the world will to take that seat again because Animal Taddeo s new and debut novel will blow them off their feet Animal opens with Joan its anti heroine and a jaded survivor witnessing a shocking and public act of violence by a former lover This act propels Joan across the country as she tracks down Alice a
WOMAN SHE S NEVER MET ANDshe s never met and last person alive who can shed light on Joan s dark past It s this trauma that Animal is inexorably zeroing in on a endered شرح جامع مثنوى معنوى generational trauma that is not only Joan s history and her inheritance but ours as well Animal distills the insidious and permeating violence of rape culture into one killer dose of strong medicine that will have you redefining what it means to be a predator or prey There is a brutal car wreck towards the beginning of the book that details the death of a baby uite suddenly It has nothing to do with the plot it s just added in there and it s sure to be triggering to someoneOther trigger warnings to be aware of child rape not once but twice One results in the murder of the child One of the rapes is detailed There is also elder rape murder suicide harmful disability representation child abduction and I m only 70% into the book All in all I d really just like to know how this isetting published I wouldn t recommend this to anyone at all ever This is torture porn and nothing else A painfully white dress Coyotes circling a bloodier and bloodier scene Trauma worn thick like costume jewelry This is a book of brutality in the specifics of women who survive men and the lifelong cost of that survival Sharp enough to prick but laced with a sore dullness that might just hurt even by the time you hit that bee sting of a final paragraph I know this is vague but hey so is life right Re The 1 star review by professional reader Merricat I left this comment on her review and she deleted it which only underscores the validity of my commentThis is an intellectually dishonest review The tragedies Merricat cherrypicks without context for her review happen in life all too freuently It is in fact the very reason that they are triggering Trauma and horror are used in art and fiction to create empathy and understanding for audiences with limited experience of the world around them That is one of the ways we prevent tragedy from recurring educating people about how it feels There is a difference between disliking a book and misrepresenting the context of its content Is this reviewer opining that writin. Honestly sometimes I think it’s the only recourse Killing men in times like theseJoan has spent a lifetime enduring the cruel acts of men But when one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her she flees New York City in search of Alice the only person alive who can help her make sense of her past In the sweltering hills above Los Angele.
Lisa Taddeo ¼ 0 charactersG Animal Wow It was deeply dark depressing and emotional for me The ending was amazingly done I absolutely loved the ending and felt so much better after having read what Joan had The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) gone through It will stick with me for awhile This was well written with a seamless flow through past and present and the character development was remarkable Date reviewedposted February 25 2021Publication date June 8 2021When life for the entirealaxy and planet has turned on its end you are continuing to maskup and lockdown to be in COVID19 socialisolation as the is upon us AND It Is A Loverly is a loverly 26 snowy and icy where I am currently stuck living so superspeed readers like me can read 300 pageshour so yes I have read the book and many todayI reuested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review From the publisher as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews I let them do it as they do it better than I do Honestly sometimes I think it s the only recourse Killing men in times like theseJoan has spent a lifetime enduring the cruel acts of men But when one of them commits a shocking act of violence in front of her she flees New York City in search of Alice the only person alive who can help her make sense of her past In the sweltering hills above Los Angeles Joan unravels the horrific event she witnessed as a child that has haunted her every waking moment while forging the power to finally strike backAnimal is a depiction of female rage at its rawest and a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male dominated societyOh I did not Riding Hard get this book it was just confusing and had an unappealing way of writing and is she seriously approving of murder This book was just awful and offensive and I am ticked that I have toive it even one star to finish this review misanthropyAs a librarian if I do not learn something new or Arabian Challenge get engaged in the characters I make a decision I did not truly readfinish the book I skimmed through it as there are too manyood ones out there to read and review That also applies to just being a lover of books if it isn t interesting on to the next one I ll tell the story this way so THAT YOU MAY WITHHOLD YOUR SYMPATHY you may withhold your sympathy maybe you won t have any sympathy at all That s fine by meA thoroughly engrossing story told in a vivid and unrepentant way The author has harnessed their keen insight of the human mind to create three dimensional characters that come alive off the page It is a book that you just won t want to put downIf someone ask me to describe myself in a single word DEPRAVED is the one I would use. A dazzling achievement” Los Angeles Times and “a heartbreaking ripping astonishing masterpiece” Esuire Animal is a depiction of female rage at its rawest and a visceral exploration of the fallout from a male dominated society With writing that scorches and mesmerizes Taddeo illustrates one woman’s exhilarating transformation from prey into predat. ,
G about trauma and horrific events should be avoided Or just specific events that are specifically triggering Because everything everywhere is specifically trig WhoaThanks to Simon Schuster for the ARC I was itching to et my hands on a copy from the moment I heard Taddeo was writing it I don t think I ve ever read anything like this before or come across a narratorprotagonist as unapologetically vicious flawed and honest as Joan The closest thing I can think of is John Boyne s character of Maurice Swift in Ladder to the Sky but this was striking and uncomfortable in a Der Verlorene Koffer: A Graded Reader for Beginning Students good way because it was a woman Unflinchingly raw and feral as the title suggests Taddeo s facility with narrative is on full display here as it was in Three Women which I also loved and have bought asifts for multiple women in my life This was jaw droppingly mean in all the right ways and perfectly articulated some of the difficult realities of being a woman in the world and one who sleeps with men But it was mostly about how women relate to other women and to themselves and Taddeo has proven twice over now how ILLERAMMA Kathalu goddamnood she is at exploring that I wasn t sure at first if I would finish this Taddeo nicely builds up the plot and made me curious about would finish this Taddeo nicely builds up the plot and made me curious about exactly happened long ago and what would happen so I continued But the reader ets left in the dark about Joan s past for a very long time So patience is needed Animal is a book about sex want lust affairs and bad relationships Joan has had a lot a bad stuff happening to her and she is full of pain and rage But at the same time she often is a horrible and unlikable person herself making it sometimes hard to empathize with her I can imagine people loving this novel for its strength AND ITS VIEW ON SOCIETY BUT its view on society but the end it didn t really work for meThank you Simon and Schuster and Edelweiss for the ARC This book was very unsettling and I mean that in a ood way When Joan witnesses one of her boyfriends shoot himself in a restaurant she flees to California in search of Alice the only woman she thinks can make sense of her horrific childhood that has turned her into someone who allows herself to be used and denigrated by men We et lots of her past stories people she s met mostly men and hints about her relationship with her parents in a dysfunctional family The writing provokes a very visceral reaction to many about her relationship with her parents in a dysfunctional family The writing provokes a very visceral reaction to many so this is not a book you may want to read in a single sitting I adored the ending and even though this book will haunt and resonate with me for a long time I loved Taddeo s story of a woman who s had enough as prey and turns herself into hunterThanks to NetGalley for this ARC I just finished readin. S Joan unravels the horrific event she witnessed as a child that has haunted her every waking moment while forging the power to finally strike back Here is the electrifying debut novel from Lisa Taddeo author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Three Women which was named to than thirty best of the year lists and hailed as “.