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Mum always said, "Don't run with scissors!" (but I did anyway)
1 April 2016
Running With Scissors was one of the most bizarre books I have ever read. It was so shocking, dark, crude, crazy, funny, poignant and as left-of -centre that you can get, that I found it compulsive reading.
I first read Running With Scissors as a hard copy when it was first published (I've never seen the movie). I've just reread it as an ebook and was just as astounded. If you choose the challenge of reading it too, be prepared for an eccentric, cathartic journey, written in present tense, that may or may not have been embellished for effect. Not for everyone, I realise, but I gave it 5 stars for the wow factor. Really, my eyes bulged and my eyebrows remained in an upward position for some time! It certainly took me out of my comfort zone into a darker Alice in Wonderland experience. I can't say I loved the book and I wouldn't say it was well-written, but it had me mesmerised from start to finish. I read the retrospective follow-up, Wolf at the Dinner Table, and found that pretty repulsive...go figure!