by Lauren Beukes
If you’re into thrillers of the psychological variety, or if you like suspenseful stories about serial killers, well this book is for you. I found it hard to put down. Stephen King did too. I would be surprised if you didn’t.
“Everyone is broken.”
“Everyone lives three versions of themselves; a public life, a private life and a secret life.”
“They used to put people in stocks to shame them in public. Now you just need a wi-fi connection. On the internet, humiliation lives forever”
“It’s a sad indictment of society…” Layla pants as they sprint for the stop, “that your boobs will probably get you further in life than my brains and talent.”
“People don’t want novelty – they want the reassurance of familiarity. No-one wants to be challenged, no-one wants to have their minds blown. There is an insatiable appetite for affirmation.”
“Florrie smiles with unmoderated joy, because she can’t see that most people bank their happiness like it’s something you might run out of”
“I think Canada probably has an embargo on dicks.” “That’s why they’re so nice. No dicks allowed.”
“Fear makes you ugly.”
“Shakespeare would have it wrong these days. It’s not the world that’s the stage – it’s social media, where you’re trying to put on a show. The rest of your life is rehearsals, prepping in the wings to be fabulous online.”
Sticky Books are those that you just can’t get out of your head. They stick with you long after you have put the book down and have moved on to something else. These are some of my Sticky Books. I don’t enjoy reviewing books myself. I find I am either full of far too much praise for the book because I know how difficult it can be to write a book, or I am far too negative about a book because, well, I guess I was just in a bad mood. So instead of reviews, I have pulled some of my favorite quotes from each Sticky Book.
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