Monday, May 21, 2018
How you Ruined my Life by Jeff Strand
This book is a comedy. I feel like I should point that out because when you read my summary it could easily be the description of "Single White Female". I was chuckling about Blake's "pranks" and Rod's funny narration at first but by halfway through I was weary of both. There's no explanation for what Blake is up to until the end of the book and even that is unsatisfying. As is the tidy wrap up between the two boys after all the gaslighting Rod has been through. Messing with someone is a funny premise but at some point it is no longer funny and has just turned into psychological torture. Still, I was willing to hang in there because I assumed there would be a big payday where Rod is vindicated. Given all the mayhem Blake created - he really DID ruin Rod's life - the resolution is not enough.