Now, I'll be honest... I'm not exactly sure what Fiffe's story is about, but it definitely draws the reader in, slowly but surely. I think the reason is that eventually, the audience is able to connect with Augustus. As he panics in a bathroom, praying no one will see the literal mess he's become, it's easy to imagine one's own experiences. We'll all been in a bathroom, staring in the mirror at a garish stain on a shirt or the sweat of nausea flowing down the forehead or some kind of obvious coldsore that manifesting in the hours before a big date. The situation in this story is more extreme but oddly relatable. We've all been embarrassed or horrified by our own bodies in some way, after all. Read Full Review
Brawl certainly wont be for everyone, but thats part of its charm. If youre looking for a book that will challenge you, you should pick this one up. Be prepared to be puzzled, to be disgusted and to crack a smile or two. Read Full Review
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