The Pisces by Melissa Broder
Coming May 2018
Plot: So I read the book but I am going to cheat this time and give you the Goodreads plot because honestly I have no idea what the heck was happening.
Here it is: Lucy has been writing her dissertation about Sappho for thirteen years when she and Jamie break up. After she hits rock bottom in Phoenix, her Los Angeles-based sister insists Lucy housesit for the summer—her only tasks caring for a beloved diabetic dog and trying to learn to care for herself. Annika’s home is a gorgeous glass cube atop Venice Beach, but Lucy can find no peace from her misery and anxiety—not in her love addiction group therapy meetings, not in frequent Tinder meetups, not in Dominic the foxhound’s easy affection, not in ruminating on the ancient Greeks. Yet everything changes when Lucy becomes entranced by an eerily attractive swimmer one night while sitting alone on the beach rocks.
Review: I apologize but I am going to just rant about this book.
From the first paragraph my thought was “What in the flying F is this book?” No seriously it was a messed up beginning about the dog and the intimacy she feels when scooping his sh*t up. No, I am not joking that was the start of this book. It got weirder and more sexual from there. Honestly I started skimming about 2 chapters in because uhm what? It was about drugs, obsession, depression, mental issues, and how they affect life. Add in a mer person and you have a book that I am still unsure of what I just read. So honestly I have no real great thoughts about this. It was weird, depressing, sad, and just downright wrongly sexual. Some would say it is kind of a mermaid erotica and they aren’t wrong.
Should you read? I mean if you like books about mental issues and obsession this could be enjoyable to you??? You are either going to love it or be like me and hate it.
Final thoughts: I won this ARC and I am happy that I got a chance to read it. On the same note it just wasn’t what I was expected and didn’t appeal to me. That doesn’t mean that you won’t like it. If we all had the same tastes life would be boring. This was all my opinions and thoughts.
Was this on your TBR? Have you read it? Let me know if you loved it or hated it!
Bookishly Yours, Auburn