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Well, maybe not. Emma Jane Unsworth's "Animals" lays out a few post-millennial lines, tells a story over a few dozen cocktails, and looks to the grand tapestry of binge-misbehavior sagas. "All The Sad Young Men" morphs into "Absolutely Fabulous" and even still, it's pretty funny. The author is looking to bridge the raging-girl-rebel to the raw-nerve tragic girl with plenty of acting-out along the continuum.
This book deals with two women around the age of thirty who are going to lots of partys, drinking a lot of booze and taking all kinds of drugs. They are not what you may consider a mature grownup person. I thought that the topic was really interesting and those Goodreads studies from last year showed me that I hardly read any books by female authors so I ordered Animals by Emma Jane Unsworth.
Wow. I love Emma Jane Unsworth. Have you read ‘Hungry, the Stars and everything?’ it’s brilliant. She came to a library event the library I worked at hosted, she’s a great speaker.
One should never judge a book by the celebrity quotes on its cover but it was hard to resist Emma Jane Unsworth’s second novel once I saw that Caitlin Moran had called it “ with girls”. I love Caitlin Moran! I love ! I love girls! Sold, sold, sold.