I mean, I get that the unlikable narrator/main character was the point but oh god did I just want to sleep through this book myself and get it over with. This has one of the most fascinating book covers I have seen recently and yet it’s paired with one of the most deeply dull stories. Pass.
I read ASKReviews’s review of this one a few weeks ago, so at least I was prepared for the disappointment. Basically, a disaffected, blonde, thin, pretty, rich girl (she uses those physical descriptors in that combination multiple times) decides the best thing she can do is sleep for a year. That’s it. She finds a joke of a shrink who will prescribe her whatever she wants and leaves her apartment only for the absolute bare minimum of necessities. While the idea of someone with everything handed to them rejecting it could be interesting, she doesn’t go so far as to make herself uncomfortable. She just exists, mostly unconscious, with a devoted (for no apparent reason) friend as her only window into the world. And even that is a window she’d rather shut.
Our protagonist doesn’t care about anything and I could never care about her, or anyone she encounters. She’s just so self centered it hurts to read. Maybe this is, like ASKReviews suggested, a commentary on similarly self-obsessed, do-nothing white male protagonists but gender-flipping it does the trope no favors. This was just a couple hundred boring pages between me and my ASoIaF reread.