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Diary of an Oxygen Thief: Anonymous
Diary of an Oxygen Thief: Anonymous | Anonymous
Hurt people hurt people. Say Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer's assistant and somehow they met in Bright Lights Big City. He's blinded by love. She by ambition DIARY OF AN OXYGEN THIEF is honest hilarious and heartrending but above all a very real account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.
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MariettaSG

The point that summed this book up for me is when he is considering how he might retrieve the alcohol from the glass that his own blood has spilled into. Desperate for a drink.

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MariettaSG
Mehso-so

Well it's titled Diary of an oxygen thief for a reason. Seemed like a pretty sound perspective from an immature egotistical alcoholic, ie. very unreliable narrator. Wouldn't spend money buying this, glad I loaned it from the library. As useless as staring into the bottom of a pint glass.

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MariettaSG

"We are not punished for our sins, we are punished by them." Possibly first and last sensible thing said in this book and it's on page 25.

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MariettaSG

Not loving this so far but always a believer in people change so will persist.
Have to say straight up Hurt people do not always hurt people!!! Not an excuse imo, reason maybe, but no excuse.

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ProfReader
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ProfReader
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I couldn‘t see my last post. Nevertheless, I am finding this book to be interesting.

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ProfReader
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Such an unfortunate reality

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ProfReader
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Anonymous needs help!

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ProfReader
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victoriachille

Can‘t seem to get into this. Therefore i am taking a break from it

BlameJennyJane Welcome to Litsy! 8mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 8mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
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victoriachille
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“Hurt people hurt people.” 😩

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 8mo
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victoriachille
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I am excited to be reading this!! I only read a few pages a couple years back. Starting it now :)

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LaylaMazar
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“Maybe there is a law after all. Of nature. Like gravity. An unwritten axiom that governs our emotional dealings. What you do comes back to you with twice the force, fuck it, three times the force. We are not punished for our sins we are punished by them”

ZacPaup Amazing quote. 10mo
ZacPaup @LaylaMazar the book looks like an unknown gem. 10mo
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LaylaMazar @ZacPaup tbh the cover basically drew me in & the whole anonymous author element kept me hooked. This book was never on my “to read” list. 10mo
ZacPaup @LaylaMazar I like the anonymous author gimmick. All that matters is, what is between the front and back cover. 10mo
LaylaMazar @ZacPaup you‘re absolutely right🤟🏼 10mo
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Magpiegem
Mehso-so

Well I‘m not sure about this one. I didn‘t bail and I was interested to know what would happen but when I got to the end I felt very meh about the whole thing. There were moments that really hit on the ways in which “hurt people hurt people” which I really appreciated so not a pan but not a pick either - first book of 2019 finished!

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DebbieVincent
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but for adult men. I was attracted to the cover, but it's 3 hours of my life I can never recover.
It's about an alcoholic man who gets off on hurting women, by waiting until they fall in love with him and then dumping them. Then he has it done to him. The End. There. That's it. And it's written like that. He says the book is his experience, so he's a rapist too.
#diaryofanoxygenthief #anonymous

KateFulfordAuthor You‘ve had a few pans. But I love your pithy reviews. If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. Set in London. 2y
DebbieVincent Thank you for the recommendation. I'll have a look at the link. 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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Mehso-so

The narrator is unlikable and unreliable. A recovering alcoholic, he becomes obsessed with a young woman and this book takes us down his rabbit hole. 2.5 ⭐️⭐️

Laalaleighh The story behind this book is fascinating to me though. 2y
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ShelbyBowman
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Mehso-so

I was originally attracted to this book because of the popularity of its first line, but stuck with it because of the truths it tells about human nature. I have a friend who read it and didn't think much of it, however I believe that I found it more enjoyable due to trying to imagine Holden as the main character 😂

Bottom line is don't let the opening draw you in too much, this book isn't for everyone

#justfinished #read #memoir ? #anonymous

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mgiroir
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Has anyone ever read this book?? This book always catches my eye because of the strange cover and I finally read the back of it and it sounds really good.

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katep1
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What a gripping tale! I found this book after my cousin posted a picture on social media of the opening paragraph. It's so narcissistic and melancholy but it just keeps reeling you in. I both dislike and root for the author, pity yet scorn. It's very well written. Wish I knew who the author was!

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kendrastephaniekaryn
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#unpopularopinionsbooktag

1. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
2. Diary of an Oxygen Thief (I didn't love-love it, but it doesn't deserve the hate it gets)
3. Twilight
4. YA, especially romantic YA.
5. Mr. Darcy.
6. Sarah J. Maas
7. "Normal girls" who suddenly discover that they're mythological beings.
8. Crossfire.
9. The Walking Dead. I adore both, but the comics have a special place in my heart.

Rachael5248 I DNFed the Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. (edited) 3y
britt_brooke I liked Diary of an Oxygen Thief, too. 3y
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Itspattiduh

"An expert heartbreaker knows the effect of each incision."

This book is going to get interesting. I am ecstatic!

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Ehurtin
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Finished this a couple weeks ago and haven't spoken much on it but thanks @oliverhurtin for the read because it's an extremely satisfying story

JanuarieTimewalker13 Welcome to Litsy🌼 3y
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visualdaydreamer
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Hurt people hurt people.
Say Holden caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer's assistant and somehow they met in Bright Lights, Big city. He's blinded by love. She by ambition. DIARY OF AN OXYGEN THIEF is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel, but above all very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.

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suvata
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Pickpick

I've never read anything quite like this book. It reads like a memoir. It was intriguing, compelling, complex and a brutally honest look at relationships. Yes, it was all that, or perhaps, the joke is on me.

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suvata
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From http://clarkchronicle.com/ae/movies/2016/11/04/diary-of-an-oxygen-thief-takes-re...
...Diary of an Oxygen Thief, a 2006 self-published novella by an anonymous Dutch author. It has gained a cult following over the years, making its way into the shelves of famed book giant, Barnes & Noble, notorious for not selling any works not from a publishing house.

Got to see what all the fuss is about.

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Veronik4Rio5
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Pickpick

This book had me gasping and flipping through pages faster than I ever had. Some people think it is twisted but these are the thoughts men have.

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Shemac77
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Pickpick

Quick read. Interesting enough. Probably won't read the next in the series. Referenced the movie True Romance which is why I'm giving it a pick rather than a so-so.

#readeverydayeverywhere
#paramediclitten
#readingissexy

britt_brooke I was surprised by how much I liked this one. 3y
Shemac77 Did you read the next in the series? Also, the mail for your boys will be going out this week. @Meg11726 and I tried getting more stuff but they haven't got back to us so we'll just send it off. @britt_brooke 3y
britt_brooke @Shemac77 I haven't read the second one yet, but I plan to. And thank you @Shemac77 and @Meg11726 so much!! 🚑🚑 3y
katep1 What is the second one called please!? 2y
Shemac77 Chameleon on a Kaleidoscope! @katep1 2y
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Witchy_Book_Dragon
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Pickpick

An interesting story. It was like you were sitting in a coffee shop or pub being told this by a stranger wanting to get something off their chest. It was totally messed up and entertaining. As for what Aisling did, well she was an absolutely viscous ****. I'd have given the story more stars but there were tons of grammatical and spelling errors and I hate that. Also he came across as a whiner and I hate that.

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Leahlori
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Mehso-so

Kinda disappointed with this book, it didn't hold my attention. The hype about the book made it seem really good but it was kinda boring. There were some good parts though.

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Doresik
Diary of an Oxygen Thief | Anonymous, Viv Creative
Mehso-so

It was a quick read into the psyche of a user who enjoys using but eventually gets used. He battles addiction but the real battle is with himself. I wanted to like the character more than I did.

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Readaholics
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Omg this book is starting off like a bad ass Catcher in the rye. Boom! Wilson is sleepy though.

MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
SusanInTiburon Wilson is adorable. 3y
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DebinHawaii 🐶❤️ Wilson!! 3y
SharonGoforth 🐶🐶 3y
SaraFair Is Wilson a Westie? Our dog's nickname is Wilson, but she is a girl. Lol, looks so much like my Wilson! 3y
KarenUK Wilson 💗💗💗 3y
Jinjer Wilson is so cute!!! 3y
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sanctuary-garden

I liked hurting girls. Mentally, not physically, I never hit a girl in my life. [...] The thing is, I got off on it. I really enjoyed it. It‘s like when you hear serial killers say they feel no regret, no remorse for all the people they killed. I was like that. Loved it. [...] And it was legal. I think I killed a few of them. Their souls I mean.

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ElasBooks
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New Book Club at work and the first book we are reading is 'The Diary of an Oxygen Thief' 📚 #books #bookclub #scarthin

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NerdyRev
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Pickpick

"I liked hurting girls" is the opening line of this book. Our prot. is an a$$hole who is misogynist and psychotic and gets off psychologically putting down women, but in an American Psycho sort of way. You know he will get his comeuppance, but you have to travel with him for 150 pages. I don't know why, but this was a great read and I am glad to see the sequel is coming back on the market. Not for all, but interesting. Warnings, obviously.

Leelee.reads Your review makes this sound like a horrible read, but it ended up a pick. What makes the book work in spite of the icky protagonist? 3y
TrishB My daughter is reading at the moment and I'll read after so we can discuss. From what she says I'm not sure I'm looking forward to it! 3y
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NerdyRev @Leelee.reads It is why I used the American Psycho comparison. Patrick Bateman has no redeeming qualities, but you still are drawn to him, as a reader, because he is so vile. The unnamed protagonist in this is a horrible person and you are in his head for the duration while rooting for his destruction. While you root for it, the question becomes-what makes you better than him if you want to see him crushed? 3y
NerdyRev @TrishB It won't be a book for everyone, but I did wind up enjoying it. It is a great read as you are supposed to hate the protagonist. I think the payoff could have been better, but it was still a good payoff. It is a good read so much so that I am looking forward to the sequel which was pulled, but is being re-released in March. 3y
TrishB @NerdyRev thanks! Will try to get to it soon. 3y
Leelee.reads Sounds interesting! Probably not a book for me, but great review! 3y
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NerdyRev
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Took my bi-annual trip to @strandbookstore today and fans of @Liberty will recognize most of these books from her Twitter list. The best news was besides Difficult Women (signed) and Oxygen Thief (oddly signed too) the rest were HALF off. The bag came free. The best news is my dad shoved in front of me and paid for the haul as a surprise!

RiotMom 😍😍 3y
Suzze Yay, Dad! 3y
DivineDiana Great Dad! 3y
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rachellayown Nice haul! 3y
Dragon Dads are 😎 3y
NerdyRev He is pretty sweet. 3y
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Gleefulreader
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Mehso-so

Finished this short book tonight and really unsure how I feel about it. It is a completely unsettling depiction of misogyny, alcoholism and paranoia, with a cast of horrible characters and and a narrator that is so unreliable that you are never entirely sure what to believe. However, the novel succeeds in forcing the reader's gaze towards the myriad ways in which people can destroy each other. Given the subject matter, I appreciate the brevity.

TrishB !!! My 15 yr old daughter has asked for this for Christmas, my mind is boggling now after that description! 3y
Gleefulreader @TrishB Wow, that is an odd ask for a 15 yo! It really is just filled with horrible people being horrible to each other with some sexual content. Not really festive 😂 3y
TrishB I think we will be having a chat 😱😱 3y
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Gleefulreader
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Airport bookstore purchase. It's a short one so maybe it'll get read before VEGAS! Hoping it lives up to the buzz.

britt_brooke I liked it. 3y
SusanInTiburon That title makes more sense on a plane than in most places. 3y
lisakoby Great cover. Have fun!! 3y
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Gleefulreader @britt_brooke I'm not sure I'm exactly liking it, but it is definitely intriguing! 3y
Gleefulreader @SusanInTiburon oh gosh - the plane I was reading it on was so stuffy (older model plane with no overhead vents that was also overheated). It was completely applicable! 3y
Gleefulreader @lisakoby the cover is quite creepy, eh? I almost felt conspicuous reading it in public. 3y
britt_brooke @Gleefulreader I was really surprised that I liked it, because much of it is pretty off-putting. Honestly, I think it's because my dad is a recovering alcoholic so I think that helped me understand this character. Maybe? Idk. 🤔 3y
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Mirandareads
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Pickpick

A brutally honest look into why people hurt others, and why we allow to be hurt.

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britt_brooke
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Damn. Karma is a real bitch. I liked this brash, raw, disturbing look into the life of an alcoholic at his worst, then into sobriety. I'm not sure if it's a memoir or fiction, but I believe that's intentional. The path to publication is pretty interesting (link below).

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A quick google search gave no real credibility to this idea, though it wouldn't surprise me if there are bars out there that do this. If so? That's messed up AF.

Smangela That makes me sad 😕 3y
britt_brooke @Smangela Me, too. 😔 3y
sj_connor G R O S S 3y
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Lindy Yikes! 3y
GlitteryOtters Seriously messed up! 3y
britt_brooke @GlitteryOtters This book is pretty messed up. Glad it's short because I'm ready to be finished. 3y
lis_s It is a weird book. I felt it went nowhere, tbh. 3y
britt_brooke @lis_s I agree, so far. 3y
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captainguacamole
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Airplane shenanigans: new book and a mimosa

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britt_brooke
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Started this one tonight. After a couple of pages, it seems like it might be a real shit show. #wildfridaynight #booksandbrews #cheers

Josie Hahahaha this is the best blurb I've ever heard. I laughed way too hard. Thank you. 3y
stargazerblue49 😂😂😂 3y
britt_brooke @Josie 😂😁 Thank you! 3y
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PenguinInFlight I really did LOL. 😂😂😂 Maybe it will get better with more beer. 😉 3y
LeahBergen I love a good shit show. 👏🏻 3y
britt_brooke @PenguinInFlight Maybe, haha! 👏🏻 3y
MeganB I have to say, I read the Amazon sample and was very confused. It felt like it COULD be a parody but it was taking itself seriously so it wasn't. I don't even know. Enjoy! (The book and the beer 😆) 3y
britt_brooke @MeganB I'm really not sure what to think so far. Very .... blunt and out there. 3y
Blair_Reads What a great glass!!! Cheers! 3y
Bette Want that glass! ❤️👍🍺 3y
SuperPunkNinja Yup. It sucked. 3y
britt_brooke @McShelfington Ha, yeah, I'm super not into it so far. It's short, so I plan to finish it but it's too over-the-top. 3y
thelizflynn Oooh man that beer glass is 😍. I loove BookRiot! 3y
britt_brooke @thelizflynn It's my favorite glass! I need more Book Riot gear in my life. 3y
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morganwas_here
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Pickpick

A little odd and a little difficult, but in the best, most human way ever.

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ballina
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Ah this book. Short and sweet.

If you're up for a quick and easy read, this is the book you're looking for. It'll make you laugh and think deeply at the same time.

I wish I knew who the author was, I'd love to talk to him. #great #october #anonymous

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That looks very interesting! 3y
Xoxomel I've heard so much about this book, gotta read it... 3y
ballina @riveted_reader_melissa What attracted me to buy this book was its shortness. I read this book on the bus for an hour and a half but it was great. You see a man growing :) 3y
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ballina @Xoxomel It's really nice, nothing extravagant but as I said, it's great for a quick read :) 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BALLINA Sometimes you need a short escape. I already marked it on Goodreads to read, and it looks like it has a sequel too. 3y
ballina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I absolutely agree. Have fun reading it and I hope you'll like it :3 3y
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Malasado
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Mehso-so

I have a weakness for anonymous authors no matter how unenticing a book is. *Sigh*

This was a fun read with a rather curious end. The whole "this book is a work of fiction" disclaimer adds to the fun and mystery to this book. Again, stressing out fun. But is it any good? Not a must read. Yes I'm actually avoiding directly answering that question.