Thursday, December 6, 2012

Z for

And now I've just started reading Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates. And yes, certainly, Ms Oates is a national treasure. To give you something like the full picture, though: Zombie is mainly a disjointed internal monologue by the main character, who's explicitly based on Jeffrey Dahmer. So... a little offputting, maybe.


susan said...

I have no doubt she's an excellent writer but the subject matter would be too disturbing for me.

Ben said...

It's not so much that the narrator is scary. I mean he is if you think about it, but it's more a matter of him not being someone you'd want to spend time with.