Book review: The first bad man by Miranda July

13 December 2016 / Leave a Comment

The First Bad Man is such an original tale. It's been called quirky or oddball, but that doesn't do it justice. Each turn of events feels meticulously planned out. So many original ideas and stories, it delves into the underbelly of our strangest desires; so-called 'adult games', fight simulations, unorthodox relations between the young and the old. Miranda July is an artist, film-maker and actress, and she has a very different way of looking at the world. It was nice to step into July's world for a while, to feel uncomfortable, yet comforted by other people's strangeness, to feel shocked and surprised, but ultimately I felt enlightened by her clever writing style and excellent characterisation.

Miranda July book review

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