Title: Under the Skin
Author: Michael Faber
Original Publication Date: May 3rd, 2004
Original Price: $14.95 (Paperback)
My Price: $10
Number of Pages: 296
Crazy Quick Synopsis: Isserly drives up and down Ireland picking up unsuspecting hitchhikers as her prey. She then takes them home…and shenanigans ensue.
I started a book club with some friends of mine and this was our book more April. For the life of me, I could not finish this book. It’s very slow paced and definitely not what I’m used to. The story seemed very genuinely interesting and the movie coming out that month too just got me all the more intrigued. I should have read anything else, honestly. Even the cool parts of this book (which, contrary to popular belief, there actually were) were not enough to make up for its severe lack of dialogue and actual character interaction.
I mean, I guess that’s what he was going for. To make ourselves be as lonely and depressing as Isserly but, mama wasn’t having it. That’s for sure. It was just an insanely difficult read. I’ll just pass it off as my inexperience with modern fiction.