The First Bad Man – Miranda July

First Bad Man Miranda July

Title: The First Bad Man
Author: Miranda July
Publisher: Scribner
Date of Publication: 13 July 2015
Number of Pages: 288

Rating: ⭐️ DNF @ 44%

Disclaimer: Copy provided free by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Summary: Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people’s babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women’s self-defence non-profit where she works. She believes they’ve been making love for many lifetimes, though they have yet to consummate in this one.

When Cheryl’s bosses ask if their twenty-one-year-old daughter Clee can move into her house for a little while, Cheryl’s eccentrically-ordered world explodes. And yet it is Clee–the selfish, cruel blond bombshell–who bullies Cheryl into reality and, unexpectedly, provides her the love of a lifetime.

Review: I’ve read some terrible books. I’ve read some horribly messed up books but this…
This makes me want to peel my skin off & vomit.

I really didn’t like this book and I never want to see or hear of it again. There isn’t one single redeeming feature to give praise and I always look for that no matter how bad I think a book is.

This isn’t my only one star review of 2016 but it’s definitely the front runner for being the worst book. Yuck.

(Read between 7-11 July 2016)

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