#68 — On the Edge

On the Edge by Edward St. Aubyn
  • Rating: 4/5
  • For some reason, St. Aubyn is hard for me to read — it takes a lot of focus. I had moments of total confusion and complete lucidity and I couldn’t tell if that was due to my short attention span, or the writing style
  • This is one of the few books that I re-read immediately upon finishing; after getting a general understanding of what happens and who the characters are throughout the novel, I was able to enjoy the details the second time around
  • The novel is a satire of the new age movement, and it eerily reminded me of my contemptuous self in social work school, which I suppose had some “interesting” methodologies that I didn’t completely buy into at the time