Title : The Lesser Bohemians
Author : Eimear McBride
Rating : 3.8/ 5
* I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FROM THE PUBLISHER ( FABER & FABER ) AS AN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW *
In my opinion, The Lesser Bohemian is a deeply disturbing book. It was really raw, intimate and sexual and most importantly, it spoke to me a lot about the unspoken things. The descriptions of the sexual, physical, and psychological abuse of children and adolescents were very explicit. The main characters were deeply flawed and haunted by their dark pasts. Their relationship was gritty, passionate, dramatic and beautifully brutal! My most favourite part in this novel was when the male main character revealed his extreme, shocking and damaged past.
I get why some people gave up on this book. There are parts of this book that can be compared to a typical romance novel. I rated it 3.8 stars due to some undeveloped plot points. The actual plot of the novel was quite dull and the story became boring at certain point because not a lot of things actually happened in this book. This book didn't give me a five star experience, yet I never wanted to stop reading it.
Overall, this book was a rewarding book with an interesting concept and I enjoyed it's originality and rawness. This is definitely one of the most unique books I have read this year and I highly recommend it to readers worldwide.