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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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The Vegetarian meets Heathers in this darkly funny, seductively strange novel about a lonely graduate student drawn into a clique of rich girls who seem to move and speak as one "We were just these innocent girls in the night trying to make something beautiful. We nearly died. We very nearly did, didn't we?" Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort--a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other "Bunny," and are often found entangled in a group hug so tight they become one. But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled "Smut Salon," and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door--ditching her only friend, Ava, a caustic art school dropout, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the sinister yet saccharine world of the Bunny cult and starts to take part in their ritualistic off-campus "Workshop" where they magically conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur, and her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies are brought into deadly collision. A spellbinding, down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, creativity and agency, and friendship and desire, Bunny is the dazzlingly original second book from an author whose work has been described as "honest, searing and necessary" (Elle).
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librarypoweruser
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WOW I loved this weird, weird book. It's been a while since I read a book in one sitting. A favorite of 2019 for sure.

Emilymdxn One of my favourite novels of this year for sure! 1w
readordierachel I loved this one too 6d
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Jen2
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Mehso-so

It was ok.

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Erinreadsthebooks
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What did I just read?! Creepy, strange, trippy, and full of “what the...??” moments. I had a wee moment in the middle of this book where I‘d rather check the social media than read, so it took me longer to get through it than I would have liked. However, the concept is interesting, I enjoy the character of the professor, and it‘s a pick for me (not a hard pick for me, but still a pick)🐰🐰🐰

Billypar 'The Vegetarian meets Heathers'? These publishers have me pegged 😅 2w
BookishTrish I‘m on my second go - I feel like I‘d been waiting for a book like this for a very long time. 2w
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amanda__reads__horror
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Oh Bunny! The buzz around this book was so weird!! It seemed like people either loved it or were utterly confused.

I loved it!!!

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Samantha is a scholarship student at a prestigious university enrolled in a MFA program for creative writing. She hates a clique of three rich girls who like super cute things and call each other "bunny." But then! They invite her to one of their salons and THINGS GET WEIRD AND DANGEROUS.

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2w
amanda__reads__horror Thanks so much!! 🖤🖤 2w
BookishTrish Loved it as well - Welcome to Litsy! 2w
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amanda__reads__horror @BookishTrish thanks so much!! 🖤🖤 2w
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 1w
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🎈 5d
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AnansiGirl
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Strange, wealthy women who call each other “Bunny” invite outsider Samantha Mackey into their clique.

#beautifulstranger #MOvember @Cinfhen

⚠️ Disturbing scenes of harming rabbits occur.

Cinfhen I heard about this book!! It‘s meant to be dark & disturbing 😳 4w
Emilymdxn I found this very odd but it was one of the best books I read this year I think! 4w
AnansiGirl @Cinfhen oh it lives up to the dark & disturbing reputation! 😧 4w
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AnansiGirl @Emilymdxn trippiest book I‘ve read this year. I don‘t think another is going to outrank it before 2019 ends. 4w
Sace Thanks for the warning. I'll be taking this off the TBR. 4w
AnansiGirl @Sace the book should have a warning but I‘m not seeing it on the blogs or goodreads reviews. It‘s bananas as is without that scene. 4w
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collegecatlady
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An amazing experimental horror novel that takes allegory to the next level. This certainly isn‘t for everyone and there is a lot of animal harm in the novel. However, the critique of academia is so brutally honest that it‘s exactly what I needed to read right now.

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Arjay
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Maude
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Weirdest story I've listened to in a long time 👀 I totally loved it though. I don't know what else I can say about it😲

readordierachel I think that sums it up pretty well 😆 I loved it too. 4w
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Erinreadsthebooks
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Creepy as hell, and I‘m here for it 👍

Sace Thanks for the follow 😁 1mo
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AlizaApp
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Like Heathers but if everyone was a millennial in an MFA program in New England. And also many animals were harmed in the making of this story. A weird fever dream of a story, but I like that in a novel.

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collegecatlady
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When you try to get back to your book after a long day and #Revan just won‘t let you until he gets his fill of cuddles 🐈 #slytherin #hogwarts #catsoflitsy

AmyG Awwww ❤️ 1mo
bookaholic1 Beautiful❤ 1mo
Dragon 😻 1mo
BookishTrish Lovely little floof 2w
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Erinreadsthebooks
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Here I go—I‘m “hopping” into my next read 😏😉

Cathythoughts Hop in & let us know your thoughts ... I have this one stacked 1mo
rachelm This one goes so off the rails. Excited to see your reciew 1mo
readordierachel It's a trip. Enjoy! 1mo
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I‘m a little behind on my October recommendations. But, I definitely want to put this on your radar in the Halloween season. Perfect if you like creepy but don‘t want your pants scared off.

https://wellreadneck.wordpress.com/2019/10/04/bunny-mona-awad/

Emilymdxn I loved this book so much! 1mo
mcctrish A great October read 1mo
Owlizabeth I just started this last night! 1mo
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SkeletonKey
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Quiet birthday reading this morning.

#bunny #birthday #tea

AmyG Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈🎁 1mo
Tanisha_A Happy birthday! 🎂🎈🎁 1mo
AlobelThee Happy Birthday! 🎃🎈 1mo
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JoScho Happy Birthday 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Happy birthday! ❤️ 1mo
readordierachel Happy birthday! 📚🎉 1mo
readordierachel Also, great book 👍🏼 1mo
SkeletonKey @readordierachel - Thanks! And I‘m really enjoying it so far. 1mo
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rachelm
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This book is absolutely bananapants. It took a real swerve from the sort of ‘mean girls clique at an MFA program‘ right around the halfway point. I was reading in bed, turned to my husband and said, “Wow, this book is so f—-d up.”

Not done yet.

rachelm But this is all in a good way? I‘m looking forward to finishing 2mo
Redwritinghood It is crazy, but I thought it was great. Hope you enjoy finishing it. 2mo
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alisahar
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Went to Boston Book Fest to listen to Mona Awad talk about this wonderful book!

Bookwormjillk 😺 2mo
rachelm Reading this right now! 2mo
Emilymdxn I loved this so much, one of my best reads of the year for sure! So jealous you got to hear her speak! 2mo
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leahsbookishobsession
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MY RATING⇢ 2.5 STARS | GRADE D+
FEATURING⇢
Mean Girls & Heathers...
Mashed w/Weird Science
Weird AF
Cultish Cliques
New England University
Creative Writing
See my reiview here⇢ https://leahsbookishobsession2.blogspot.com/2019/10/bunny-by-mona-awad.html

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pigeonsandcrows
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I finished reading Mona Awad's Bunny. I wish I could say I liked this book more than I did. It was different, which I appreciated. It ostensibly follows the trials and tribulations of Samantha, a 25 year old MFA student in creative writing at an elite university, who we are told many times over has a really vivid imagination and uses it to hide from the unpleasantness & demands of the "real world". Part satire, part fantasy (continued in comments)

pigeonsandcrows ...I ultimately found it an unsatisfying imaginative interpretation of Samantha's creative process in writing her thesis. It was not nearly as outrageous or transgressive as I've seen it described. It was overall very juvenile and self-indulgent without much story there. Some parts of it were funny, especially with the Bunnies, but those sections were not nearly enough to carry the novel for me. 2.5 stars. 2mo
Aimeesue Really, really hoping that's not a spoiler. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Aimeesue I don't think anything I've said here should be a spoiler. A lot goes on in the book. It's also only my interpretation, and I could see this book being open to many different readings. 2mo
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Aimeesue Maybe you could leave that interpretation out? It‘s pretty spoilery in that I now know what one interpretation is, and that‘s def going to color how I read the book, if I keep it on my TBR list after knowing that. Clicking the spoiler cover at least gives people who haven‘t read it a choice. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Aimeesue I haven't said anything here about my ultimate interpretation or anything more than is in most blurbs about the book on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. I would encourage you to read it and find out what happens in it and what you think it's about and not rush to a conclusion. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Aimeesue I covered up my initial comment, but nonetheless, don't read too much into it. There is a *lot* in this book and I wouldn't take it off your TBR based on my vague commentary. 2mo
Aimeesue I'll try to keep that in mind. But I don't read random reviews of books I want to read, either, for much the same reason. If something's meant to be worked out -or Interpreted - by the reader through reading the book itself, even broad hints can Color the reading, if you know what I mean. I'm going to be looking for that, where I might not have even considered it before. I def had not seen anything that mentioned it before. Thanks! 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Aimeesue I'm not even talking about reviews. I mean the blurb that describes the book for the general public to generate interest. Clearly you've taken something I've said to mean more than what I wrote. I'm not even sure what you're referring to here. My "interpretation" of this book could be thesis length, it's got that much content. But you do what you want here with regard to reading it. 2mo
Aimeesue Feel free to read “reviews” as “reviews, blurbs, random internet postings, or whatever” I have literally not read anything beyond the Amazon description and blurbs that talk about her writing. A spoiler doesn‘t have to be major, particularly with books with ambiguous endings or… various interpretations. It‘s likely going to color the way I read it. I would now be looking for indications that what you related is/is not true. That‘s all 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
Aimeesue And I appreciate you spoiler-marking it! 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Aimeesue No problem. I do hope you'll still read it, though. It's a very original book and kooky, even if it was so-so for me. 2mo
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akfreeborn
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I really enjoyed so much of this book. Still not sure what was going on but something tragic and very mental. The Bunnies really were something!

readordierachel They really were. I liked this one too. 2mo
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Susannah
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Sorry, @pigeonsandcrows I couldn‘t resist.

Susannah Here‘s a post to talk about Part Three, @pigeonsandcrows. Before I say anything, what were your conclusions at the end of the book? 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I have more questions than conclusions. Maybe my biggest one being, are we, the readers, to believe that Samantha was squatting in an abandoned house all year with a swan she kidnapped from the park and kept as a pet? Or am I being way too literal here? (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah BTW, I love the meme. Spot on! 2mo
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pigeonsandcrows @Susannah Also, the ambiguity of "the mud" at the end. Is Jonah the mud? Did she make him up as well? Not that I can say I cared overly much. I was so over this book by the end. And I have enjoyed some pretty experiential novels and love a well done unreliable narrator, so I feel like in this case, it's not my failure to appreciate the genre. I was just dead bored by the end. You? 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I can't figure out how to edit my comment above now that I've sent it. That should read experimental novels. Anyway, I'm curious to hear your conclusions so I'll sit tight for now. 2mo
Susannah @pigeonsandcrows, quick note: To edit a post, you can click on “ Comments” on the main post, then touch/press the comment you want to edit. Then a pop-up screen will let you Copy, Reply, Edit, or Delete that comment. (edited) 2mo
Susannah @pigeonsandcrows, my takeaway was that almost everything was in Samantha‘s mind. She either created things wholesale or embellished them *a lot*. Neither Samantha nor the Bunnies ever really did anything to transform the animals into humans, and I felt like that was because, like dreams, things happen without a clear understanding of why or how. There were a couple of points near the end where reality infringed on her fantasy: (edited) 2mo
Susannah First, when the Bunnies came to workshop but weren‘t friendly anymore. Their interaction was, I thought, real, but all the embellishments—the hair, the cuts, the cupcake—were not. The clue was when each was referred to by her real name. Second was when Samantha went to confront them about Ava‘s death and the house was plain looking. As to why the Bunnies are all beat up at the end, who knows if that‘s embellishment or reality? 2mo
Susannah I decided that the story that Samantha turned in as her senior thesis that the Lion complimented her on was the story of the book. 2mo
Susannah I thought her talking to Jonah at the end and the mud replying was the start of a new story. In other words, I felt like Samantha didn‘t learn anything. In fact, if the graduation scene was reality, I can see her embracing the fantastic even more because she perceives it to be a successful approach to her writing. (edited) 2mo
Susannah I don‘t think I was bored, per se, though if the story had gone on longer, I can see where what I perceived as stubborn unwillingness to unblur the lines between reality and fantasy would have become (even more) exasperating and indulgent. It felt super muddled to me, and I get irritated when a writer tries to pass off their own lack of clarity as something they aspired to with the story. 2mo
Susannah I‘m not confident about a lot, but I do think I can read contemporary literature and perceive the difference between something that‘s experimental and something that‘s a mess. This felt like the latter. (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah If we assume it's all in Samantha's head, we basically have a simple story: she goes to the MFA program. She feels isolated and alone and doesn't fit in with the other girls in her group, who form a clique. She has a questionable friendship with a faculty member and gets drunk and overshares with him. This leads to the loss of her one connection & she's alienated and lives in her head and is struggling to write. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah Then the clique reaches out to her and she tries to fit in with them, but ultimately there's conflict and she prefers to retreat to her own inner world rather than be embroiled in their weird relationship. In the last semester, that group falls apart from the inside and are their own undoing. Samantha is simultaneously forced to confront the fact Ava is not real and holds her darling. She is unblocked and able to write again 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah That's basically the story, and everything else is a fantastical overlay, then. When I say I was bored, it was because I had zero investment. It was too dreamlike and surreal for me to care what happened. I was turning pages with mild interest. If it's all symbolic and in her head, why do I care whether everyone gets their heads chopped off or not? It's like being invested in if the White Rabbit makes it on time or not. 2mo
Susannah @pigeonsandcrows Sounds right to me. I don't mean to oversimplify, but it's not like the author gave us any choice but to apply our own interpretation to the story. What was your interpretation? You just provided a wonderfully succinct summary of mine, but I still don't know how you and I might have diverged. 2mo
Susannah Oops, looks like you were still typing when I asked my question above. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah On my app, it's only allowing me the options to delete, flag, or mark as spoiler... no edit. So just to say above that should be "kill" and not "hold" her darling. Maybe I can fix it on the desktop site later. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah Oooo, we were writing at the same time! I am supposed to have an appointment starting in 10 minutes, so I'll wait to see if you have further reflections. 2mo
Susannah Speaking of white rabbits, I'm surprised that no one has mentioned all the Alice in Wonderland allusions Mona Awad crammed into this story.... I'm with you on investment. I think that's why I was so annoyed during the earlier part of the story. If I'm going to be perplexed by the story, at least give me a character to care about. But I didn't like anyone except for Jonah, who seemed very sweet and who we barely saw. 2mo
Susannah I'm glad that you and I reached some similar conclusions about the book. While it would have been great for us to react differently and to be able to share our own perspectives, I always feel bad when I dislike or don't connect with a book other people love. I do really wish I liked more of what I read, but I am wicked picky. 😏 (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I know! I feel like other readers are so much quicker to forgive a book's flaws and I'm so critical. I do admire that she was trying to do something different and some of the descriptions of the Bunnies and the MFA program are funny. But I don't think this book ultimately worked for me in any kind of meaningful way. And I like weird books. I mean, it was certainly more entertaining than Fire Sermon! 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah Will you read her other? Our library owns it. 2mo
Susannah @pigeonsandcrows Ha! I‘m trying to make my thoughts about Fire Sermon coherent. So far, I‘m failing. Have you finished? (edited) 2mo
Susannah @pigeonsandcrows I might try to read Awad‘s other book once the residual irritation I feel about Bunny wears off. I wonder if it‘s at all similar. (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah No, I'm still only 40% in. I was falling asleep trying to read it last night. I am extremely irritated by every part of it so far and *do not* understand the rave reviews. I may try Awad's other one...I do think it's supposed to be very different. I also have Lincoln in the Bardo potentially on tap. I recall you listened to the audiobook? 2mo
Susannah I did listen to Lincoln in the Bardo, yes. It‘s another unusual one. I was not as enthralled with it as other readers were (if I had a dime for every time I said that ...), but it was worth a read, I think. Just be prepared for what I perceived as a bit of self-conscious quirkiness. 2mo
Susannah @pigeonsandcrows Thanks. I‘ll look for it. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah If you are interested, Gwen & Frank do a podcast episode where they discuss Lincoln in the Bardo. That's what inspired me to try it. 2mo
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mklong
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I absolutely loved the first half of this novel, but the premise wore a bit thin for me as it went on. Still well worth a read for the wickedly subversive humor and for the undertone of loneliness and rejection that Awad deftly carries throughout to bring this wild plot down to earth.

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pigeonsandcrows
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Since I'm reading Bunny on my Kindle, here's a photo of a weird fake bunny to accompany my blurb. I'm about 65% done. It's hard not to feel that Mona Awad has a chip on her shoulder about her experience in the MFA program at Brown, although I am usually hesitant to draw a direct connection between an author's life and writing. This one is just begging to made, though. And that she's using this fantastical satirical style (continued in comments)

pigeonsandcrows ... suggests that being an outsider at a pretentious New England school with a group of wealthy, privileged students was an Owie (to borrow a term from the novel). I hope churning out this novel led to some catharsis via chaos if that was her experience. I'm still waiting to see where the ending goes and definitely enjoying Part 2 more than I did the beginning. @Susannah 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I will just add at this point that my neighborhood is overrun with bunnies, and I can't see one without thinking about what sort of "draft" of a person I could make out of it! I am wondering if you're enjoying the second part any better, especially after listening to the podcast? 2mo
Susannah I‘ve finished Part Two now, and I thought it was a good setup for Part Three but not much more. It read a little more like a middle part usually does—cleaning up Part One and prepping the last part. Samantha really frustrates me. This is terribly judgmental (surprise, surprise), but I wish she wouldn‘t be so weak! I feel bad for thinking that, but reading Part Two, I was just, like, Ugh, GROW UP! 2mo
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Susannah It continues to feel really high school to me, with Samantha simultaneously hating the Bunnies and desperate to be one of them. And I was pissed when no one realized that Samantha had transformed the stag. I think I‘ll be very satisfied by the end, based on what we learned from the podcast. And speaking of the podcast, I actually have very little sympathy for Mona Awad, if our takeaway is that this is a roman a clef. 2mo
Susannah Like, Samantha is in pain for a myriad of reasons and struggling, but everyone else—who doesn‘t know—is just supposed to figure it out? I know in Part Two, Samantha comments on how she had gone to Fosco to tell her that she wasn‘t doing well in her cohort, but she said it was because the Bunnies were all in the same clique. It‘s like she doesn‘t know how to explain her alienation and loneliness. And she‘s supposed to be a writer! 2mo
Susannah I feel like she should be able to express herself better, you know? I‘m frustrated, obviously, but with myself for my lack of sympathy as well as the character for her lack of insight. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I've been wondering that... is "Samantha" Mona Awad just as "Warren" is clearly Brown? Are these portraits of specific people that would be recognizable to people who attended the MFA program? That takes it to a different level. 2mo
Susannah I‘ve been assuming that it is, but that‘s based on the podcast, not on my own knowledge. The woman on The Librarian Is In episode seemed to think Awad was putting some (significant) degree of her experience at Brown into the book. I admit that I‘ve picked that up and run with it in my comments.... Tell me more about your response to Part Two. You said you were responding more positively than you had to Part One. (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I was just perusing some interviews with Awad to get a sense of how much she openly admits to modeling her novel after her time at Brown. I don't think it's quite at the level of being strictly autobiographical. More satirical than a roman a clef as I understand it. She was in her 30s and already had a Master's in English (from the U of Edinburgh!) and was halfway done with her first novel when she attended Brown. That being said... 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah ...although I think she overall sounds like she got a lot out of her time in the MFA program, I think she clearly identifies with the role of the outsider and that Bunny was a chance to explore all the insecurities, uncertainties, and maybe resentments that came to the surface while she was at Brown. I am basing this both on reading the book and on various interviews I was looking at. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I think I have just settled into or embraced the weirdness of the novel more than I did at first, at least in part because of the podcast giving me a framework for it. It still strikes me as very childish and (so far) I do not find it very disturbing or violent. I think her tongue is firmly planted in her cheek, and so the over the top cartoonish gore aspect really isn't bothering me. I have started to enjoy the descriptions more. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I highlighted a couple of passages I enjoyed reading in my Kindle...let me see if I can find them.... 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah From when Samantha's riding a city bus with the Bunnies & they see a homeless man & are trying to process the experience: “Our mothers always said to look hard at the things of this world that are owies on the eyes because they will put more colors in your inner rainbow.“ That cracked me up. Or when they run into Ava on the same trip: “All of this goop we rubbed into our bodies has run, has slid off of our skin because of her slut rain.“ (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah As juvenile as it is, I enjoyed that section, where Samantha is group thinking with the Bunnies. It was so ridiculous. So. Also, I agree with the podcasters that I like Jonah and his 90 page poem about Alaska that he can't stop writing, as well as the spoof of what I assume was Whole Foods or something similar, and the horrible Yule party where she and Jonah are the only people there (aside from the server who is also a Bunny hybrid). (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah And did you know Mona Awad is Canadian? 2mo
Susannah Oh, I‘m really glad you‘ve been able to embrace it more. I‘m irritated that I cannot. I mean, I assume we‘re not supposed to think the Bunnies are empowered, regardless of how much they think they are (and especially after we see their response to the man Samantha makes out of the stag). I feel a little like, I don‘t get it. Maybe I don‘t want to get it? 🤷‍♀️🙄 2mo
Susannah I didn‘t know she was Canadian! 2mo
Susannah At this point, what‘s your perspective on all this? Do you think it‘s all happening in Samantha‘s head? Or some things are not real and the things that are real are exaggerated (like the Bunnies)? The way Ava will appear and disappear, and the way Samantha‘s stag-transformation will show up randomly makes me think they are hallucinations. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah She was born & raised in Montreal, and attended college in Ontario. I guess she got her PhD at the U of Denver & now lives in Colorado! 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah Hmmm, if I were to try to summarize my perspective in terms of what's “really“ happening, I think there are many clues that Samantha is imagining a lot of it. Like she's this totally underdeveloped personality who can't cope with the real world and so projects this kind of cool, outsider persona that people initially buy into, but in reality her coping skills are totally inadequate to deal with the stress of attending this MFA program. (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah It would not surprise me if that part is not really resolved by the end of the novel and we're left hanging as readers as to what is “real“ and what is not. Maybe a really close reading would reveal more clues as to the author's intent, but I don't think I'm up for that! 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I don't know if I totally “get“ it, but some parts of it resonate with much earlier parts of my life. Like being an outsider poor kid among rich kids who don't know how privileged they are and who think you're cool and deep and intellectual when you're really just broke. I don't think I was as desperate to be liked as Samantha is except maybe in junior high school, though. She's more like a 15 year old than a 25 year old. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah The skewering of the pretensions of New England liberal arts programs I totally get, with their insider intellectual jargon. 🙄 Watching people blow huge amounts of money on frivolous stuff without a second thought while you're trying to buy 20$ worth of groceries at the poor people's grocery store you rode the bus to get to. I get that. People vacationing in exotic spots while you're the only person staying on campus for the holidays. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah So I understand the kind of childish, hateful, chip on the shoulder vibe she has at times. One interview alluded to how there are a lot of class issues brought up in the novel- also in the lurid descriptions of the city's poor- and also how, although it's never stated what race Samantha is, she dwells on how the Bunnies are very white and blonde and that perhaps some racial tensions could be read into it, too. (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I am totally not sure if anything I am typing constitutes a spoiler anymore. Anyway, the way she goes after the Bunnies who think they're really deep when they're actually very sheltered is pretty spot on in terms of mocking rich kids at liberal arts schools who think they've had profound experiences- owies that have added colors to their inner rainbows. I guess I like that aspect of it. I like the lush descriptions of cuteness, too. (edited) 2mo
Susannah Oh dear, I totally read Samantha as white. 🤦‍♀️ That‘s my projection, but I also think that a person of color wouldn‘t have such poor coping skills. I can totally buy that Samantha would struggle with class differences as a poorer white woman, and, I feel like since class issues are raised explicitly, we‘d know if she weren‘t white (that is, race issues would have been raised explicitly too). 2mo
Susannah I get that appeal, though I actually thought you *wouldn‘t* want to read this book because of your not-so-happy history with small, east coast, liberal arts colleges. Thinking on it, I am wondering if I‘ll be able to overcome my feelings about Samantha‘s juvenile behavior w/r/t the Bunnies.... Do you think Awad is trying to skewer herself too by giving so little credit to Samantha? 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I read her as white as well, and it didn't occur to me to read her in any other way until I saw a review where someone pointed out Mona Awad is Arab-Canadian and that Samantha is never described (other than tall and smelly) and was left deliberately ambiguous while the Bunnies are ultra white. (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah Someone suggested that Awad is constantly having Samantha describe herself in a mocking, self-aware way and making her behavior so overtly childish and pathetic as a way to preempt serious criticism of the character's motivations by making her too ridiculous to take seriously. Is it a way of putting emotional distance there and keeping us from getting too close to Samantha? 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I am mostly removed enough from Hampshire now that I don't think I have enough residual emotion left for it to resonate on a deeper level. The beauties of getting old...you just stop caring about a lot of it. Dysfunctional family stories can still wound me, but this book is too over the top silly in any case to evoke much visceral emotion. I am amused by it and curious about it but not getting any feels of any kind. 2mo
Susannah Ooh, that comment about making Samantha intentionally ridiculous is interesting. It reminds me of what the guy on The Librarian Is In (Frank?) said about how he doesn‘t like satire because it seems like an attempt to distance a reader from a story. 2mo
Susannah Do you think Awad doesn‘t want readers to get too close to Samantha because it would be too close to her (Awad)? Hmm, apparently, I‘m not going to let the roman a clef thing go. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I think Frank was onto something. I think possibly the experience of the MFA program brought some shameful, unpleasant emotions to the surface for the author and she wants to use that as material, but she doesn't want us to get too close. Because it's satirical, Samantha is a farcical, overdrawn portrait of an emotionally damaged, insecure, and misunderstood scholarship student. She's the embodiment of feeling of being excluded. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah She's a caricature, as are the Bunnies. Awad is mocking all of them, and there's definitely a sense that she's showing that she knows that Samantha's reactions, behavior, thoughts, & motivations are juvenile. Maybe we get something different in Part 3, but that's my take right now. 2mo
Susannah Interesting. So it‘s a Grad Student Bites Back kind of thing. 😉 I‘ll approach Part Three with this in mind. (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah Are you ready to move on to Part 3? Or do you want to read our IRL book club book and then move on? I can do either.... not sure how your week is looking. 2mo
Susannah I‘m ready to move to Part Three. I‘m happy to do both. 2mo
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I‘m going to call this a pick with a huge caveat. It is SUPER WEIRD!!! And also VERY VIOLENT. Half the time I had no idea what was going on. It is also very creative and oddly compelling. I could never sum it up in a few sentences that would do it justice so I‘m just going to say that if you are in the mood for a strange, offbeat romp and can handle some blood give this one a try. But don‘t say I didn‘t warn you! 😜#itsreallybizarre

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Time to wrap up September! I read a lot in the first half of the month then almost nothing in the second - the last couple weeks has been very dominated by trying to find a flat in London, which messed with my anxiety and made me ill 😕 but I have FOUND ONE and will be moving to London TODAY whaaaat. I‘ve dreamed of this for so long, I‘m still kinda sick with whatever virus I got while freaking out but I am MOVING TO LONDON

Susannah Congratulations! That‘s wonderful! 2mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 2mo
batsy Great news 🎉 2mo
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Amiable A fabulous adventure! Good for you! 2mo
RachelO Congratulations! Hope you‘re feeling better soon 😊 2mo
cariashley Congrats!! I LOVE London, I hope I can live there someday! 2mo
Lindy Great news! 🍀 2mo
marleed Oh congrats. I can‘t wait to here about you in London! 2mo
youneverarrived Congrats on finding a place 😁 2mo
CaitlinR Hang in there. What an adventure. 2mo
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I'm reading Bunny on my Kindle so here's a photo of some actual bunnies to accompany my blurb. I'm about 12 chapters in and so far it is an easy read but perhaps a bit sophomoric? I was expecting dark and subversive but am underwhelmed at about 30% in. Keeping an open mind, though! Buddy read with @Susannah

LaurenELovesToRead Trust me, it only gets better! You‘ll love it! 2mo
Emilymdxn It changes a lot as it goes on I found and I definitely thought it got weirder and weirder 2mo
Redwritinghood I recommend to keep reading. It does get darker. 2mo
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Lcsmcat Cute 🐰! 2mo
Susannah Adorable 🐰🐰 2mo
Susannah I‘m trying to figure out how it gets darker, and my imagination is running amok. Still on Chapter 11, but something is definitely up with the dudes all wearing . 2mo
Susannah I finished Part One and have just started the first chapter of Part Two. Are we meant to think that all the violence in the town is due to the Bunnies abandoned hybrids? Why do you think they wanted Samantha? Do you think they continually drug her, and that‘s why she is with them? And why do they care so much about having Samantha with them? SO MANY QUESTIONS. 2mo
Susannah I get the feeling that the author wants us to think the Bunnies are subversive feminists because they allude to the patriarchy and empowerment of women, but I‘m not buying it. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I stopped at the end of part one...do you want to move ahead with part 2? When do you want to plan to finish it by? That's a good question about the violence in town. I hadn't considered what they did with their “hybrids“ when they were through with them, I mean, aside from the ones who have to be killed because they won't stop screaming. (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I'm still waiting for this book to declare itself in terms of if it has any kind of “message.“ So far my take is that the Bunnies want Samantha with them because she has rejected them up until now. They see her pretensions to gritty “outsider-ness“ as her trying to set herself up as better than them. I think a lot of the things the Rob Valencia hybrid was yelling before his head exploded were their thoughts about Samantha, (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah To save you the trouble of looking Rob's quote up, essentially he rants that Samantha thinks she's too good for the rest of the world, that she acts like a princess, that she thinks her poverty makes her deep when it actually just makes her smelly, that she thinks she understands everything about the human heart but that she fails to understand the depths of the Bunnies' hearts. (edited) 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I'm not sure what the author wants us to think so far, except that she's spoofing how ridiculous MFA programs can be. In terms of the story, I still get the feeling that all of this could just be occurring in Samantha's head, with her vivid imagination and tendency for lying and her lack of connections to the real world. Like, the whole thing, including Ava and possibly even including the existence of this specific MFA program. (edited) 2mo
Susannah Sorry! My question about the hybrids was the result of something the Bunnies do in the first couple pages of the first chapter of Part Two. Yes, let's do the same thing with Part Two that we did with Part One. I should be done with Part Two by Saturday at the latest. (edited) 2mo
Susannah To me, so far, the satire of academia is not sharp. These women behave like they are in high school, not graduate school. I mean, there were cliques in grad school, but not like sorority cliques, which is what the Bunnies remind me of. I get the heightened language about literature--that works, but it's such a small element of the story that it doesn't read as satire. It feels like a poorly developed Ryan Murphy show. 2mo
Susannah I remember Rob Valencia's rant, yes. And I had figured that everything he said was what the Bunnies were thinking about Samantha. I can see where they want to prove to Samantha that she is not better than they are, but I also wonder at something one of the Bunnies said about the hybrids being better created since Samantha was with them, so it seems like they want her for something related to that. 2mo
Susannah I don't know. The book is just really weird but also muddled, which makes me cranky. I mean, if you're going to walk out on a limb like this, at least know what story you want to tell, you know? I'm with you: the message is lost in all the STUFF we have to wade through. 2mo
Susannah Is this satirical horror? Is it psychological horror (all in Samantha's head because she's had a break with reality)? Is it an academic satire, and Samantha has written herself into her story? Any one of these things would be fine, but I'm not sure the writer knows, and so has kept it a mystery as part of her “style,“ which unfortunately isn't really working for me so far. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah Satirical academic psychological horror? I am totally not sure. I agree that it reads more like high school or maybe undergrad interpersonal interactions than like a bunch of people in their mid-twenties. Samantha the goth girl versus the Bunnies/popular clique. It took quite a while to build up to anything dark or truly creepy, and the buildup was juvenile and didn't grab me. But I'm trying to keep an open mind going into part 2... (edited) 2mo
Susannah I totally agree with your comment about the buildup being juvenile. I'm not sure if I believe that the story getting darker is going to make me like it more. I'm curious to see if the author slaps on more grotesquerie to distract us from the fact that she doesn't really have a handle on her own story. Maybe she should have killed a few more of her darlings before she called this book complete. 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
Susannah Ok, I listened to whole episode of The Librarian Is In about this book, and I'm actually really glad to be spoiled. Now I can sit back and enjoy the journey instead of just pondering the destination the whole time. I really appreciated what they said on the podcast about satire. I agreed with the assertion Frank made that satire distances you from the story, or, in this case, the narrator. Maybe the satire didn't work so well for me because ... 2mo
Susannah all I could think about was how lonely Samantha was. But, objectively, I realize that the way the Bunnies behave and the way they take creation and destruction to this whole other level (the impact isn't quite so profound if they're just crossing sections out of their story drafts) is very satirical. I think the problem is that I often associate satire with humor, and that's a mistake. I mean, I heard My Sister, the Serial Killer ... 2mo
Susannah referred to as satire and being very funny, and I *guess* it was satire, but I didn't find it funny at all. It makes me wonder if other people make the same mistake I did by conflating satire and humor.

Anyway, I have been babbling on at length, but I think I'm starting to get this book more, which is good. What do you think of it? I've been yammering on about my response to it, but you've been a bit quiet about your overall response ...
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Susannah which makes me worry that I'm being too aggressive in my dislike and consequently taking up all the air in the room. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah You are absolutely not yammering on! I enjoy hearing your thoughts. I'm only about 20 minutes into the Bunny podcast and am glad to know the spoilers didn't spoil anything for you in the reading experience. I think I've also been struggling with how to "take" this book, so knowing where we're going might help me to understand or appreciate the journey. So far (& I'm only now beginning pt 2) I think my response has been... underwhelming. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I just finished the podcast. I think we often expect satire to be funny, but it requires certain conditions to be funny to a particular reader or viewer. It relies on them having enough knowledge of the original subject to recognize when exaggeration is meant to ridicule or criticize a specific group or situation. But then again, if it's too close to home, it just becomes distressing to have the truth out out there in satirical form... 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I also just want to say that I feel so vindicated that Ava is not a real person! I've been getting "not real" vibes off her from the start! Ok, back to reading... 2mo
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Ok, does the extreme bananapants vibe ever let up?

#currentlyreading @pigeonsandcrows

Susannah @pigeonsandcrows Remember when I said five days per part? Well, I have four chapters left in Part One. It‘s clearly some sort of altered reality (like maybe one of Samantha‘s stories?), but I‘m gonna lose my mind if we are bounced between Ava‘s heavy snark, Samantha‘s passiveness, and the Bunnies‘ preciousness for another 200+ pages with no insight into why or how reality is altered. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I have 3 chapters left in the first part. The last one I read definitely shifted it in a slightly different direction (the chapter with the Bunny prom). Nothing has yet convinced me that much/most/all of this isn't Samantha's imagination, especially since we've been told repeatedly that as a child she lied a lot and had a vivid imagination. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah I finished part one this afternoon. Let me know when you get there. 2mo
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Susannah @pigeonsandcrows Hoping to finish tomorrow (Monday). This weekend was apparently not a reading one. 🙄 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @Susannah Where are you at with our little Bunny at this point? I wrapped up part 2 last night. 2mo
Susannah @pigeonsandcrows I‘ll be done a little later today, so if you want to start talking about it on your most recent Bunny post (with the grass-style Bunny), I‘ll be around to reply in a bit. 2mo
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AnansiGirl
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The clock has struck midnight and the tagged book kicks off #24B4Monday and week 4 of #bookaweekchallenge.

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

TheReadingMermaid OMG that looks adorable ❤️ 2mo
Andrew65 Good luck 👍😊 2mo
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LaurenELovesToRead
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Amazing! I love Bunny by Mona Awad. Absolutely entrancing and hilarious. So confusing. Insane. Mad. Bonkers. Yet a complete and utter work of art. Read but don‘t expect it to be sensible. This is a cheeky piece of literature with many unexpected and rather, well, nuts twists!

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Emilymdxn
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A new favourite! I can imagine this being a bit love-or-hate but I thought it was perfect. A dreamy, darkly but genuinely funny, Mean Girls meets Donnie Darko magic realist portrait of life at an exclusive New England arts programme. Samantha was a perfect main character, the transfiguration was astonishing, the social commentary on point. This will be in all my end year lists

Megabooks I‘m really enjoying this right now! 3mo
saresmoore Okay, fine, I‘ll read it! Mean Girls meets Donnie Darko might just be my sweet spot. 3mo
sudi I stacked this when i saw Mean Girls and Donnie Darko in the same sentence. 3mo
missjessie182 This is just what I need in my life right now. 3mo
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1. 3 unless you count England and Scotland separately, then 4
2. Mountains - it was nice living near the smokies
3. Seattle (again) and Japan (new)
4. University campuses

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Great responses especially #4 👏🏻👏🏻🤗👏🏻 3mo
Megabooks @Eggs 👍🏻👍🏻📚 3mo
Avidreader25 I love Seattle! 3mo
kamoorephoto Yes, come on out here to Seattle...all of you! Come say hi to me 🙂💚💙 2mo
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Redwritinghood
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I had a great time reading this dark, creepy, absurdly funny satire of MFA programs. Centered around an outsider who finds herself enmeshed in the insular, clique-ish MFA program at an elite New England school. So many tropes of “women‘s” writing are paraded out and chopped up with an axe (literally). On the serious side, though, book also looks at ways that the imagination can both save us and isolate us. More profound than at first appears. 4⭐️

Ruthiella I‘m hoping this makes the Tournament of Books long (if not short) list for 2020. I thought it was so weird but in a good way!😍 3mo
Tiffiney I‘ve been dying to read this one! 3mo
readordierachel "More profound than at first appears." Yes! Exactly. 3mo
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mcctrish
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Creepy, sad, smart and sinister. So many books are about the importance of a tribe but what if you don‘t have one, what if a ‘tribe‘ isn‘t your thing? Bunny is bizarre, part magical, part savage, part sweet, part harsh. It‘s compelling.

LeahBergen Great review! 3mo
mcctrish Thank you @LeahBergen 3mo
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mcctrish
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When your bookmark matches your book #winning

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mcctrish
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School begins tomorrow. Good bye summer holidays

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monalyisha
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Every criticism you could make of Mona Awad‘s work, she‘s already mockingly made herself. It‘s “angry...scary-angry” & “obsessed with its own outsiderness.” Her heroine is “passive” & “things just happen to her.” I‘m not sure if this acknowledgment renders the aforementioned criticism invalid, but I kind-of lean towards thinking it does. Either way, her novel is incredibly self-aware, incredibly fucked up, & incredibly captivating, ultimately.👇🏻

monalyisha 1/: If it doesn‘t grab you right away, if you find yourself rolling your eyes, you‘re not alone. But I have to advise you: keep going! I think its bizarre “Frankenstein” flair is *beyond* worth it. It describes a fantastic, uniquely female rage. It‘s off-putting in countless ways. But I‘ve also never read anything quite like it. I kind-of loved it! 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 3mo
Bookish.SAM 💯 yes!!! 3mo
Book_Fairy_Mary Agreed! At first I didn't think I'd make it through the constant descriptions, but kept pushing through bc I was so intrigued. I'm really glad I did! Such an unusual, yet entertaining read! 3mo
BlameJennyJane Fabulous!! You explained this SO well. I keep feeling compelled to@read this book, and yet I haven‘t because of reviews. Now I feel like I get it!! 3mo
monalyisha Thanks @BlameJennyJane! It‘s tough to describe so your comment is very validating! 😉🙌🏻 3mo
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✨August Wrap-Up✨
I read 10 books this month, for 2475 pages. 4 ARC/galleys, 2 short stories, 1 nonfiction, 1 poetry, and 3 in translation (from Spanish, Swedish, Tibetan—but only the Spanish fits #witmonth 😕), and 1 from the Booker longlist. 7 by women. My two favorites are on the left. #augustwrapup #monthlywrapup

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💀😅

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mdemanatee
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Bless this holiday weekend.

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monalyisha
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I decided that if I went to the beach late, I might be able to avoid the crowds. I decided right. 👌🏻

My husband‘s at work & he kind-of hates the beach, anyway. I didn‘t call any friends. I‘m really enjoying this time to myself, tbh. I think it‘s emphasized by the fact that the last time we laid on this blanket together, he got sand ALL. OVER. IT. It took everything in me not to complain. Loudly. 😅 Ahhh, sweet, clean-blanketed solitude.

Tamra Perfect! 3mo
Reading_in_the_meadow I loved going to the beach by myself when I lived closer! Best time to read! 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Looks like a dream! 3mo
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Bookish.SAM
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👻🌷🐇

Well... I‘ll never look at bunnies quite the same.

Heathers meets The Craft? For sure... but that doesn‘t even come close to accurately describing this crazy book!

Was it all really happening? A hallucination? A metaphor for something bigger? Maybe all of the above!! 🦢

Not for everyone, but I was definitely entertained and left wondering 🤔 ... “What the..?”

#booksandbooze #lastdaysofsummer #bunnieseverywhere

monalyisha Great use of emojis! 👹 3mo
Bookish.SAM Hahah @monalyisha ... you‘ve clearly read it! 3mo
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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Definitely not for everyone, but apparently right up my alley. Lots of creepy "what the what?" moments kept me flipping pages and finishing Awad's novel in 2 days. I would ❤️ for my book club to pick this one bc there's just so much to discuss, so much to digest!

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Cweeeevs
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Mehso-so

I think I'm probably in the minority about this! There were plenty of individual elements that appealed to me, but overall it wasn't a pick.

I was actually quite shocked to find out that Samantha is 25... the dynamics and dialogue felt closer to a high school setting rather than an elite MFA programme.

I definitely enjoyed some of the really skewering passages, but despite all the mayhem, I just didn't feel like the stakes were ever that high?

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AudreyMorris
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This book is weird. I loved it. Is it fantasy, magical realism, magic, or just about the power of loneliness and the human mind? I don‘t even like those genres, and this was totally not what I expected.

BarbaraBB Great review! 3mo
Book_Fairy_Mary Agreed! At one point I thought about putting it down bc it's not my typical read, so I assumed it'd just go downhill for me. I was hooked, though! 3mo
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"Sometimes you have to kill your darlings, you know?"

...This is starting to get properly bonkers !

Karkar Love this cover!! 3mo
Reggie Lol just wait... 3mo
Cweeeevs @Karkar me too! @Reggie oh my goodness, I know 😅🤣😂 3mo
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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Moving on to Mona Awad's Bunny 🐇

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LindaGrace812
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So good. So weird. So unsettling. But so good!

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UrsulaMonarch
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Loved this book & loved it even more after listening to the book club discussion episode of the (always great) The Librarian Is In podcast. It definitely has spoilers, so finish the book first! 😊😍

Cweeeevs Thanks for this recommendation! I hadn't heard of this podcast, and I'm excited to give it a listen once I finish Bunny on audio! 😄 4mo
Reggie Yeah, Gwen really brought it home for me when she said what she had to say about the mud at the end. I wanted to slow clap for her. Lol 4mo
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Lindy
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I stayed up late last night to finish this dark satire of academic writing programs & cult-like cliques. Awad‘s use of language gives me thrills of delight—“Her misty smile makes my skin crawl right out of the room.” Also, her playful commentary on writers being able to create fully-formed characters—can‘t explain that without giving away too much. Also, allusions to fairytales, classics like Alice in Wonderland & pop culture. Funny & smart.

Lindy @Reggie and @saresmoore I‘m tagging you since you asked about my thoughts. It‘s a weird and unforgettable novel. 4mo
Megabooks I‘ve been on the fence, but I like your review and the quotes you‘ve been posting, #stacked! 4mo
charl08 Sounds tempting! 4mo
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Lindy @Megabooks I suggest it needs you to be in the right mood for its provocative preposterousness. 😁 4mo
Lindy @charl08 😊🍀👍 4mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 4mo
Lindy @TrishB Thanks 😘 4mo
Ruthiella Loved this one too.❤️ 4mo
saresmoore I will definitely give this one a shot—my library has it! Thanks for the helpful review. 💫 4mo
batsy Nice review! 4mo
Lindy @Ruthiella 😁👯‍♂️ 4mo
Lindy @batsy Thanks 😘 4mo
Lindy @saresmoore I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 😁 4mo
Tanisha_A Brilliant review! Stacked. 😀 4mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I have it stacked already... 4mo
Lindy @Tanisha_A Thanks! It‘s not a book for everyone, but I hope my review gives you the general feel of it and I hope you like it too. 4mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts Thanks! I think anyone who enjoys Murakami will like this too. 4mo
readordierachel Great review! I really liked this one, too. 4mo
Lindy @readordierachel Thanks! 👯‍♂️ 4mo
Reggie Provocative preposterousness-Love it. I‘m happy you liked it!!! Great review. 4mo
Lindy @Reggie 😘 4mo
LindaGrace812 @Lindy, yes! Perfect review of this fantastic and fantastical book! 4mo
Lindy @LindaGrace812 Thanks! 4mo
monalyisha Smart review! 🙌🏻 3mo
Lindy @monalyisha Thank you! 3mo
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“No, no, no. Not a novel, Bunny.”
“Which is no longer novel, you know.”
“Such a tired form.”
“Flaccid. Limp.”
“What we‘re doing is far more …”
“Innovative.”
“Experimental.”
“Performance based.”
“Intertextual.”
“SO intertextual.”
“Basically: a hybrid.”
A hybrid. That most obscure of academic beasts. What you call something when you just don‘t know what you‘re doing anymore.

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I observe the events of the night before from a great, cloudlike height. I observe too that the bed is neither too hard nor too soft. It‘s a perfect bed. Just right. Goldilocks could set up shop here forever. Masturbate. I picture Goldilocks brazenly masturbating in this bed while the Three Bears watch. She is daring them with slitty eyes to tell her to stop. The Bears are too polite to say anything.