5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Disappointing. Don't bother reading it.,
This review is from: The Orange Eats Creeps (Paperback)
I read this book after recommendations, because I like William S. Burroughs. Krilanovich obviously takes influence from Burroughs as well as other authors I like (Hunter S. Thompson, Chuck Palahniuk and other beat writers) but the standard is much lower.
This book is a debut and it is easy to tell. I've also read that the book was written and (possibly) published in separate chapters before being published fully, and it reads as such. Words are repeated many times in a chapter, and then never mentioned again. There is very little character development, and you don't find yourself feeling anything for the main character. I understand it is meant to be written like this, but unlike Burroughs and Thompson there isn't enough interesting things happening to balance out the deliberate lack of information.
Until Krilanovich improves I won't be reading any more of her books. This book was a chore to read, and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.