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Tell Me I'm Worthless by Alison Rumfitt

ramblepatch's review

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challenging dark emotional tense

4.0

genderbandit's review

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challenging dark medium-paced

3.75

As I'm sure other readers have pointed out, i think the house metaphor could have been a little more subtle. I'm sure I missed some of what was going on in here as it's a very British book, but overall it was challenging and interesting and it did make me think.

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francislector's review against another edition

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

3.5

rackncheese's review

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5.0

A modern-day House of Leaves. I loved every bit of it.

v1rgo's review

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twitter has been awful for lgbt literature and trans people. simplistic, badly written, t4t if it didn't slay. you have to have a LOT of faith in your book to allude to jackson, lorde, and cronenberg

sofiakhaus's review

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

5.0

percy_roy's review

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

4.5

zorawitchin's review

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5.0

I marked Brainwyrms down because it was simply too much for me, and this one wasn’t! The writing is, as always, excellent

partly_stars's review

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challenging dark emotional sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character

5.0

It's a book that crawls under your skin to stay there. Its dark and gothic and full of trauma and horrible things happening. Si much exploration of trauma and its manifestations. Discossion on gender and transness, fascim and righr wirmng hate rising in britain. Its so very quer and so very british in its matter but also carries a lot of emotional weight that i think would carry over to non british audiences too.
Rumfitt is a skilled writer that boldly delves into darkest places and makes the reader feel them viscerally. The narrative voice weaves and blends tge perspectives of the characters, The House and omniscient narrator referencing things that have not yet came to pass. It makes you qestion what is really happenibg and what is in the mind, the nightmare state
This book is dark, trigger warnings galore, but it's not used for shock value. It all has a purpouse to tell a story and tobcreate thisvbleak universe that explores some of teh darkest things in midern british hearts that yet have roots deeply within this nations heart. It's both the worst case scenario and a warnungod what could happen
I love horror that has a messege that is explored through it and this one certeinly does. It made me want to step away and take a mental shower but i thinkbitsva really good book
Chilkung in its horror elements too like holly shit

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blueleaves's review

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

4.25