Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Bunny by Mona Awad


I need somebody smarter than me to read this book and tell me what they think happened because I am so confused. The first half of this book is a brilliant satire of liberal art schools and pretentious art schools via a sort of Stepford Wives medium and I was super into it. The Bunnies, like the Plastics from Mean Girls, were compelling Queen Bee figures and I was interested in their culty vibe.

Then... the book starts getting really weird. Trippy, in the way that some of those experimental late-90s movies could be trippy, like Dark City or Being John Malkovich or eXistenZ. Trippy, in the way that I found myself sitting here and wondering, "What the hell is going on?"

I ended up setting the book aside, half-finished, and I didn't get back into it until today. I skimmed the second half, and it got even weirder. By the time I finished the book, I was even more confused than I was at the first WTF moment in the book, and I'm not really sure what to think about BUNNY or how I feel. It's fitting that it shares a list with CATHERINE HOUSE because it shares many of the same problems. If you liked CATHERINE HOUSE, you'll probably enjoy this.

I would read more from Mona Awad but this one wasn't really a bullseye with me.

2.5 out of 5 stars

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