We the Animals by Justin Torres

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  1. I was really impressed with this novel. The writing was so intense, as was the story itself. Utterly gripping!

  2. Ti’s review had me interested in this author’s work too. I may still pick it up sometime in the future!

  3. This does sound raw and gritty. I don’t think I’d like the clipped scenes, though. Great review, as always.

  4. All of the adjectives you chose are spot-on. Brutal, raw…you hit it right on the head. I was even more impressed with Torres after listening to his various interviews.

  5. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books says

    I’m so impressed with the number of new-to-you authors that you’ve read this year … and you have six weeks to go!

    Janel’s comment is along the lines of what I’ve been thinking – slim volumes can often carry great impact.

  6. The format of this book sounds interesting. I love the idea of turning connected stories into a novel and it sounds like this is similar. A lot of emotion can be packed into a few words.

    • I really liked the format…though it was a bit confusing at first, but eventually, I just enjoyed it…and the emotional ending was fantastic.

  7. This book was rather jarring, but that end just broke my heart. What a wonderful review!

  8. I’ve been wanting to read this one. I sounds like it can be a tough story even though it is a short novel.