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Where does The First Bad Man rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
Brilliant first novel. Are there really so few that stream the consciousness of lonely people?
What was one of the most memorable moments of The First Bad Man?
whatever moments inspired my meditations on impaired narrators and the readers' superior insight; on how lost souls are driven by biology, since they have no other compass; on how playing games opens one up, and then its not a game.
And the crtical recognition that exactly what we do in bed, the specific acts, with others and with ourselves, emerge from and are continuations of who we are, our wishes, fears and fantasies, and so very important in understanding these things, every bit as important as our speech and our acts, and our non-sexual thoughts and dreams..
Have you listened to any of Miranda July’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
This is, of course, a dirty book, a very dirty book. It could not be otherwise.
Fortunately we are in the hands of a generous author, and all that dirt, and the hot sex, and the other kind, are all in the service of an honest and warm showing of life, and how it works out, rewarding some very satisfying consolations to those who open to it.
13 of 13 people found this review helpful
Miranda July is amazing at crafting and performing this hypnotic story that explores the idea of desire. Highly recommend it.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful