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Jillian Megan, Recently Out Of College And Working A Meaningless Job As A Gastroenterologist S Secretary, Openly Hates All Of Her Friends For Being Happy And Successful She Makes Herself Feel Better By Obsessively Critiquing The Behavior Of Her Coworker, Jillian, A Rapid Cycling, Grotesque Optimist, Whose Downfall Is Precipitated By The Purchase Of A Dog

About the Author: Halle Butler

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10 thoughts on “Jillian

  1. says:

    Ok So here s what reading Jillian is like It s like waking up one morning with a stinging hangover and discovering a strange woman wielding a knife in your kitchen She s cutting freezer bagels and has possibly too large of a smile on her face and she tells you a rather funny story about someone she works with at the office, you know The entire time she s holding onto this knife and cutting an endless supply of freezer bagels You thi

  2. says:

    This is some potent writing I got into the skewed twinning between the focuses on Jillian and Megan, but I think the real skill here is how Bulter keeps you alternating between rooting for and not liking either of these characters It s masterfully done and very moving, even in a normal daily life kind of scenario It definitely beats you around a bit too if for no other reason for what and how much it gets under your skin, but you don t wan

  3. says:

    Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for a copy of this book This is the kind of style of writing I enjoy and can almost relate too It s a short, quick novel and as the characters could be considered unlikeable I found this novel to be just the right length of exposure into their lives After reading this I would look forward to readying other novels by Halle Butler

  4. says:

    Been there, not proud of it.

  5. says:

    too close for comfort, painfully sharp dialogue, deliciously loveable unlikeable women characters, and in the last two chapters a beautiful zoom out look at their surroundings that took me by surprise perfect poison can t wait to readfrom Halle Butler curbside splendor is publishing the best kind of american nightmare fiction.

  6. says:

    It happens once a year, if I m lucky More realistically, they arrive every other year We are 10 days into January 2020, and it s already happened the emergence of a new favorite author, Halle Butler Favorite author is a difficult category to ascend to There are many books that I like a lot, even deigning to label them favorites but my pantheon of favorite authors, on the other hand, is lightly populated A favorite book excites me, entertains me, and encourages me to

  7. says:

    I sent on my copy of Ottessa Moshfegh s excellent debut novel, Eileen , to a friend and she returned the favour with this novel and the caveat, I m not sure that I liked this, but there s definitely some similarities Indeed, I can see how one would read Moshfegh and Butler s work and draw parallels between the focus on unpleasant physical phenomenon and not always likeable characters However, Jillian lacks the compelling voice of Eileen and suffers in comparison to her Book

  8. says:

    Having read Butler s most recent novel The New Me I thought I knew what to expect from Jillian but this is like that book s awful, evenmisanthropic and wild sibling Where TNM was biting and satirical this falls flat The characters have little to no redeeming qualities but in the way where I just didn t care about anything that happened in the story as opposed to in a way which made proceedings morbidly fascinating I found the narrative to be messy and confusing too, and nothing Ha

  9. says:

    I m relieved that Halle Butler s The New Me is therecent of her two books, because for as much as I loved that book I could not wait to be finished with Jillian This was a viscerally unpleasant reading experience Jillian is about Megan, a young woman who seems at first to have a grudge for her coworker, Jillian, but whom we gradually learn judges all of her friends just as harshly By the end of the book, she realizes as the reader has all along that she has pretty serious depression I m

  10. says:

    I m pretty sure I read this because someone compared it to Eileen It s somewhat similar, I guess unlikeable directionless female narrator, saddled with ennui and hobbled by substance abuse and lack of ambition But it didn t exhilarate me in the same way That s not to say it was unpleasant it s well written and entertaining, novella length and imaginative But it was also mostly forgettable.

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