This was very different from what I expected! I was looking forward to a light hearted silly book and what I got was a dark, poignant commentary on modern society. All in all I think it was a good satire novel, but found it to be quite repetitive, which was to its detriment. The narration was superb.
A dark and satirical novel that reminds me a bit of Brave New World. I felt a bit sad listening to the first half as abuse and violence fill the first part of the story. The novel doesn’t necessarily get brighter, but the plot picks up and pushes the narrative so far out that the sadness of the first half also began to shake off, but with that comes the rise of the grotesque. If that doesn’t bother you and you already make it halfway, keep going. I think the larger social critique is worth it.
This book should come with a warning about the subject matter.