Title: The World is [Not] a Cold Dead Place
Author: Nathan O’Hagan
Page Count/Review Word Count: 186
Disclaimer: While I aim to be unbiased, I received a copy of this for free to review.
Ha! I kind of knew I was going to like this book just from the title, and it didn’t disappoint me. It’s an interesting read, the fictionalised account of a young man with social anxiety issues and obsessive compulsive disorder, as well as an overall hatred towards the world. This isn’t the type of book that leans heavily on the story line – in fact, it almost reminded me of The Catcher in the Rye, thanks to its antisocial protagonist and narrator and the fact that the plot almost takes second place.
For what it’s worth, it follows Gary Lennon through his psychiatry sessions and his subsequent rehabilitation into society, with disastrous and entertaining consequences. Other than that, I can’t say too much, but I’d recommend this one and so you should check it out yourself! The world is alright.