BOOKS WITH FEMALE ANTIHEROS
I only want to read about beautifully fuckedup women because narcissism.
- •Zazen by Vanessa VaselkaMade me think that my deeply misanthropic thoughts are normal. Told a friend that after he read it and he told me I was probably a sociopath.
- •Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine LaceySometimes I lose touch with friends, purposefully or not, and after a while I'll think back and have no feelings about it/them/friendship whatsoever. This is why I don't go to parties anymore.
- •Rebecca by Daphne du MaurierI read this every year along with a Fowles novel (see French Lieutenant's Woman). I love it when a woman-in-love so obsessively courts her own disaster. Her insecurities run so deep that her villain has to be incorporeal. Plus, Hitchcock.
- •The Narrows by M. CraigSo this has a coming-of-age thing going on and, you know, magic. But I love some soul crushing unrequited love. And it's not just for heteros. Also, the author is my neighbor and the book is set on my street, so more narcissism.
- •Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer HamannAfter I read this disturbing New York fantasy of a novel, I decided to say things exactly as they existed in my head. The breakup came three weeks later. Sadly, a fact not a joke.
- •Little Women by Louisa May AlcottHear me out. These women are too sweet and understanding and loving. I read this book and remember that even Amy, Beth, Jo, Meg and Marmee have the capacity for sadistic violence.
- •The French Lieutenant's Woman by John FowlesThe only book on this list written by a man, and thus it is more about than of women. But if you look past the penis, inside lurks a desperate desire for true romance. Charles operates under a distorted sense of honor and sexual obsession that perfectly mirrors my destructive trust in pure romantic love.