It’s hard to condense everything that makes up Liz Suburbia’s Sacred Heart into a short review. On the surface it’s a love letter to grungy garage punk-rock and the frenetic energy of small town youth. It’s also about faith, alienation, longing, fear, family, fanaticism, sex, murder, self-doubt, and monsters of both the fantastical and all-too real variety.
Surly and pragmatic Ben Schiller is growing up in the literal teenage wasteland of Alexandria.What at first glance appears to be an unremarkable if ramshackle American town is in fact home to a host of dark secrets, perhaps the most troubling being the mystery of why no one seems to be older than 18.
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Itching to read a dark and insightful novel that gives a bird’s eye view of how incredibly messed up we humans can be sometimes? Then you’ll enjoy Matt Haig’s The Humans, a novel chock full of delightful black humor and important observations about human civilization.
The narrator of the novel is an alien who is assigned to observe humanity with the help of his partner, a Cambridge University math professor named Andrew Martin. At first the alien is disgusted at humanity’s antics, such as our tendency to go to war over any little thing and our propensity for murdering our own kind.
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