#17 — Parasites Like Us

Parasites Like Us by Adam Johnson
Rating: 3/5
  • Johnson’s first novel. Unlike music where one typically prefers an artist’s earlier work, books are different– or at least in this case
  • Kudos to Johnson for writing something off the wall and completely different than his other works– it was (somewhat) interesting and (somewhat) convincing despite the randomness, which may have been the point. However, it read too much like a creative writing exercise– I wasn’t sure why Johnson was compelled to write the book other than to show off that he can write, which he clearly can
  • One of the more egotistical characters is named Eggers. I just read a novel by Dave Eggers– not sure if there is a connection but that was weird