Hate to Feel Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B06WRP1GR4
- Publication date : February 14, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 619 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 335 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1541181484
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #210,003 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Short answer? Yes. Longer answer? [BLEEP] yes. But I can’t even be mad or jealous, when I’m so impressed.
This particular book takes the risky proposition of having a first-person character who should just be so unlikable, another privileged white boy all woe-is-me emo despite having everything handed to him, and somehow actually does make him … well, I still won’t say ‘likable’ … still, you kinda can’t help pitying him. A little. Maybe. Not easily; his views of certain types of women make it particularly difficult.
The typical sociopath is often portrayed as detached, emotionless, cold. When they grow into serial killers, the atrocities they commit are usually in an effort to feel something. Anything. Derek’s problem is the opposite. He feels too much. He’s a sloppy mess of emotions, thin-skinned, defensive, hyper-reactive.
He’s also, as the song says, ‘addicted to love,’ with the emphasis very much on the ‘addicted.’ The rush of romance leads him along a string of relationships, convinced that THIS time it’ll be different, THIS time she’s The One. When each inevitably fails to live up to his ideas of what should be perfection, he spirals further into his misery.
Eventually, Derek wishes he could just STOP feeling … and, as it turns out, he discovers what will do the trick, what will quiet the seething storms of emotion inside him. The trouble is – aside from the risks of getting caught – his numb calm afterward isn’t permanent. It, too, becomes an addiction, needing more and wearing off sooner.
Readers should be aware, the sexual content in this book is quite graphic, and sometimes venturing into seriously distressing territories. Same can be said for the violence. And the psychology. And, well, basically everything … but incredibly done.