Sometimes I give in and read popular books to see what the big fucking deal is.
“Gone Girl” is an example of this. I read that because I didn’t want the mystery ruined. But I did not like that book. I could not remotely relate to the characters or understand their motivations. It seemed far-fetched.
I read “Life of Pi” and was like “Meh. It was okay. Kind of annoyed at the ending.” *awkward shrug*
I read “Simon VS. The Homosapiens Agenda” and was like ‘HOLY MOTHER OF FUCK THIS IS SUCH A GOOD GODDAMN BOOK EVERYONE MUST READ THIS AHHHHH” And threw it at everyone I know.
But that’s a story for another day.
The point of my saying this is that sometimes books exceed my expectations. Sometimes.
SO where does “Big Little Lies” rate? On a scale of Gone Girl to Simon?
Somewhere in the middle.
It was well written, and shocking in parts, and then everything exploded and I was left like “WHOA WHAT.”
I didn’t think there was going to be so much intrigue in a book about three mothers and how they all come to be friends.
But sometimes a book is suggested by the entire world for a reason.
Because it explodes at the end.
Although WHAT a surprise that would be!