“One minute, we’re here, and the next … We’re all dead.”C.L. Roberts, Now That You Have Seen Me
Title: Now That You Have Seen Me
Author: C.L. Roberts
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Pages: 221 (Kindle)
Published: January 21st, 2021
My Rating: ★★★★
Farrah Glickman hasn’t had an easy life. After being released from a mental health facility (guarded by toxic parents), she is appointed a therapist who instructs her to keep a diary. Going back through traumatic events in her life, she tells her story and finally begins to open up.
Narrated by Farrah, the writing is raw and cuts no corners. It’s a grisly look at what was a grim life to start. As well as being character-driven, there’s also quite a bit of intrigue which I hadn’t expected going in. Always a treat. There’s a lot to unpack in under 250 pages.
Farrah is an interesting character study, especially in interactions/relationships with other people. I liked the contrast between her overall narration and her journal entries. Her reaction to this exercise also packed a wallop.
Now That You Have Seen Me is the epitome of dark humor. What a ride this was!
A huge thanks to the author for reaching out to me and offering to send a free copy to read and review! The book can also be found on Kindle Unlimited which is where I opted to read it.
Likes & Dislikes:
What I liked:
- The dark humor.
- The intimate narration.
- Being a Massachusetts native, it’s always super fun reading stories set near home.
What I didn’t like:
- I’m not a big fan of a lot of emphasis on words, especially when it’s outside of dialogue.
Thanks again to C.L. Roberts for emailing me about this book! Expanding my reading horizons has been my favorite part of running this blog.