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Big Swiss by Jen Beagin

alyssa_olaf's review

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dark funny tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

ribread's review

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5.0

I love Beagin’s voice. This was exactly what I needed.

efactorygirl's review

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dark funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No

4.0

iarnone's review against another edition

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3.0

this one was soo weird and unhinged and a rollercoaster of emotions. unfortunately was slowed down bc I really disliked the main character

cassidy's review

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fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
This book was entertaining and easy to read and maybe I just read it more on a service level but I don’t think I got much out of it/im not going to think about it for a while. I know that a lot of people are saying this book is great so maybe I just missed it? I found om really annoying and I found his analysis of Greta a little overly simplistic. And I guess I was just ultimately left unsatisfied 

stephwyant's review

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  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Definitely a weird read but I couldnt put it down

chughes5's review

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dark emotional funny sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

beatrizfaria's review

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dark funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

channamason's review

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emotional funny reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

This is a crazy book and crazy story.
i don’t think the ending really stuck. the climax (literally not the female orgasm lol) felt like it was too early for the remaining story of the book. the end got a bit boring, incorporating more characters. i was convinced keith wasn’t really there at all, more of Greta’s self sabotaging visions. but he was the one who stabbed Luke. there’s a very interesting relationship between humans an animals in this book and Greta acting on some animalistic tendencies.
will be thinking about this strange sometimes sexy always uncomfortable masterpiece for a long time. 

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gabkir's review

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dark emotional funny medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75