2015’s top 10 #4

  • “Black Iris” by Leah Raeder

Black IrisBlack Iris is a dark, twisted gem of a book, one told with a very poetic, elaborate writing. It’s about revenge, sexuality, mental illness, and a carefully crafted, mysterious story. I don’t want to reveal much about the plot, because the story is told during different spans of time, slowly adding pieces to the puzzle. I was intoxicated by the sensuality in this book, the cynical characters, the constant provocative tone. Reading this book is like dreaming a very dark dream, with all its confusion and venom.

 

“I am not the heroine of this story.

And I’m not trying to be cute. It’s the truth. I’m diagnosed borderline and seriously fucked-up. I hold grudges. I bottle my hate until it ferments into poison, and then I get high off the fumes. I’m completely dysfunctional and that’s the way I like it, so don’t expect a character arc where I finally find Redemption, Growth, and Change, or learn How to Forgive Myself and Others.”

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