Although I believe it was the author's intention to be vague, much was left to the imagination. Josie and Jack's lives were pretty much just a sick cycle of dysfuntion that kept going around like a merry-go-round. The big question I know a lot of readers ask is "Did they, or didn't they?" Their relationship was far more intimate than that of normal brother and sister. I would have to say that as I do like the premises of Braffet's books, ~like Last Seen Leaving~ it just feels a little too unresolved and anticlimatic in the end. Although the ending here left me a little awe-struck. Worth the read, but nothing ground breaking!
Very dark, but a page turner. Recommended.
This is a very disturbing novel, but one you can't put down. Very intense...haunting...strange & wonderful. Beautiful, brilliant, and inseparable, Josie & Jack Raeburn live a secluded, anarchic existance in their decaying western Pennsylvania home. The only adult in their lives is their rage-prone father, a physicist, whose erratic behavior finally drives them away. Without a moral compass to guide them, Jack leads Josie into a menacing world of wealth, erticism, and betrayal. His sociopathic tendencies emerge, and soon Josie must decide which is stronger, the love and devotion she feels for her brother or her will to survive.
Kind of a creepy book, but once I got started I couldn't stop reading it.
A good book..read it all in one setting.
Very interesting and different - kept my attention throughout the entire book and I couldn't put it down!
Sort of dark and twisted ......brother/sister type of love story that even tho it seems to get weird you just need to finish it and get thru to the end of the book!
A very dark, disturbing, haunting, yet quite unputdownable book. It will stay with you long after finishing it...
Disturbing and provocative on so many levels. Introduced me to a completely foreign world. The only downside was the ending left me wanting to know what happened next. This is the author's debut novel and it's incredible...I think we'll see some incredible stories from her.
This is an amazing, unusual story--well-written and enjoyable. I loved it!
A very twisted, dark book - but a good read, with an unexpected ending that knocked my socks off. I recommend it!
YUCK. That about sums it up, at least the first 100 pages or so and then after that I felt like I could no longer waste anymore time on a book that had no story. It is not the subject matter that makes this book awful, it is the lack of story. The author leaves so much to the imagination that I would have been better off daydreaming a sick and twisted plot of my own that waste time reading this non story. Don't waste your time or your credit.
Very dark and sortof disturbing BUT i actually really liked this book and finished it fairly quickly.
A story of a twisted, dark brother/sister love story.
I highly recommend
This book was twisted, and simply amazing. The near ending gave me nightmares, haunting. A real page turner. A total train wreck of events, I couldn't look away. Makes me wonder what inspired Kelly Braffet to write such a dark somber story. I loved it!
This is a damn weird story. The experience is very much like a train-wreck you can't tear your eyes away from. Interesting none the less.