Our December 2023 Selection
I was challenged by the way that the reader is given a window into an ensemble of characters rather than walking in the shoes of one person in particular. It gave me a little empathy for, and a little fear of, every single person in the book, as we see them at their worst. And it made me think about agency and the dark side of love. How, when we don’t have an outlet for our desires and needs, all that unexplored energy spoils and sours into something toxic.
I manage a challenging life that includes coping with OCD, taking care of three sons, and providing for a husband who is 90% disabled. My past as a child model in NYC has led to a spectrum of eating disorders. I find liberation in Hot Springs Drive for opening the dark doors of our fantasies and subconscious.
While I was unable to put this book down, read it in one sitting, it was an anxious read for me. And I’m still on the fence if that was a good or bad thing.
I tend to eat emotionally, so I wonder if reading this book will really be good for me or not, BUT I am going to give it a go. I can always set the book aside and still be glad I bought a book by this author.
I have set aside the weekend. Finally my household of family members who flew in for Thanksgiving and stayed for quite a while, welp, they've headed back home. I now have the TIME to invest, and I am sincerely looking forward! xx
Great review 👏👏
I read it and loved it!