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Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Laura Sims Laura Sims õ 5 Download Free read Looker Author Laura Sims A dazzling razor sharp debut novel about a woman whose obsession with the beautiful actress on her block drives her to the edge I’ve never crossed their little fenced in garden of course I stand on the sidewalk in front of the fern and ivy filled planter that hangs from the fence placed there as a sort of screen I’m sure and have a direct line of view into the kitchen at night I’m grateful they’ve never thought to install blinds That’s how confident they are No one would dare stand in front of our h. i know this book feels scorned borrowed from work ONLY to fill the one day reading gap before Black Leopard Red Wolf came out i keep telling it i was going to read it anyway although between you and me i was most likely going to wait for paperback because 25 dollars for a book with fewer than 200 pages that s not photos of kittens that s bonkers there s no need for this book to pout though because not only did it serve the exact purpose i needed it to being my short reading bridge between bardugo and james but it was also a bridge i enjoyed crossing in the grand tradition of Eileen Notes from Underground American Psycho etc Looker is a claustrophobic character study of an antiheroic unreliable narrator wedging the reader right up in the psychological landscape of a woman in the violent throes of a spiraling nervous breakdown after a series of failures and disappointments have frayed her nerves causing her to succumb to her lonely despair and rage grasping at anything to stop her spinningher anchor of choice is a fixation on her neighbors a famous actress her screenwriter husband and their children what was once a harmless proximity fascination with the actress that nyfc thrill of oooh we live near a celebrity becomes a full blown obsession whose emotional tone is as unstable as everything else in the narrator s life shifting back and forth between adoration and envy wanting to befriend her and wanting to destroy her admiration jealousy covetousness fetishizing this woman and her things into a symbolic representation of everything she herself has lost Later that same night I pause by her house on my way home from work Lights on in the kitchen The actress stands at the island opening a bottle of wine Children in bed The husband upstairs somewhere Alone with a bottle of wine how luxurious I ll be alone with one too in a few minutes but the uality of her aloneness differs from mine Hers is fuller surrounded swaddled even an island on whose shores laps a vibrant busy sea Her aloneness is temporary mine is infinite Mine spreads out from the center like a puddle muddying everything it touches the narrator s husband nathan has just moved out of their posh but poorly maintained brownstone in what i assume is park slope after round after round of IVF treatment has left her exhausted depressed and still childless and man that whole process of struggling to conceive sounds barbaric and horrible she teaches adult education at an overpriced second rate city school but enrollment has dwindled and she only has one poetry class leaving the bulk of her time wide open for painful reflection and succumbing to bad impulses like a sexual preoccupation with one of her male students and the voyeuristic ritual of staring through her neighbor s kitchen window treating her private space like a scene from one of the actress movies which she watches and rewatches night after night she has few friends and her only companion is cat the cat that nathan left behind and whom she had always disliked until nathan tries to make arrangements to retrieve her and then cat becomes the last strand tethering her to sanity her head is messy chaotic full of fantasy and hallucination memory gaps and emotional extremes she feels like a woman shaped shadow imagining herself unseen invisible and her sense of how she is perceived by others when she is seen is all highs and lows sometimes pitied sometimes rallying herself into a theatrical version of herself where she imagines all eyes are on her awed by her stage glamor and confidence some of it hit a little too close to home in a there but for the way the professional and personal disappointments the strain of maintaining the fa ade that everything s A OK being surrounded by people affluent and seemingly untroubled when you feel like a hunched over cave troll flattened by vicious mood swings and then that self destructive but also purely relieved feeling in letting it all collapse at once the papercut pleasure in one s own defeat like a dog rolling in stink it s a slippery slope into the straightjacket hug of madness it begins with the instagram stalking of a rival and before you know it the line between fantasy and action have blurred and you re filling the spare room intended for your never coming baby with a celebrity s garbagedon t let it come to that use this book as cautionary tale note to self find recipe for orzo watermelon salad mirror narrator in no other way UPDATE found one this is me borrowing the shortest book the shortest book i actually wanted to read from work because i told myself no matter what i m reading on feb 4 the MOMENT my copy of Black Leopard Red Wolf gets here on the 5th that s the only book i will have eyes for so hopefully i ll have enough reading time today for a one day read because i would hate to throw a borrowed book against the wall in my haste to get my marlon james fixcome to my blog The Team you and me i was most likely going to wait for paperback because 25 dollars for a book with fewer than 200 pages that s not photos of kittens that s bonkers there s no need for this book to pout though because not only did it serve the exact purpose i needed it to being my short reading bridge between bardugo and james but it was also a bridge i enjoyed crossing in the grand tradition of Eileen Notes from Underground American Psycho etc Looker is a claustrophobic character study of an antiheroic unreliable narrator wedging the reader right up in the psychological landscape of a woman in the violent throes of a spiraling nervous breakdown after a series of failures and disappointments have frayed her nerves causing her to succumb to her lonely despair and rage grasping at anything to stop her spinningher anchor of choice is a fixation on her neighbors a famous actress her screenwriter husband and their children what was once a harmless proximity fascination with the actress that nyfc thrill of oooh we live near a celebrity becomes a full blown obsession whose emotional tone is as unstable as everything else in the narrator s life shifting back and forth between adoration and envy wanting to befriend her and wanting to destroy her admiration jealousy covetousness fetishizing this woman and her things into a symbolic representation of everything she herself has lost Later that same night I pause by her house on my way home from work Lights on in the kitchen The actress stands at the island opening a bottle of wine Children in bed The husband upstairs somewhere Alone with a bottle of wine how luxurious I ll be alone with one too in a few minutes but the uality of her aloneness differs from mine Hers is fuller surrounded swaddled even an island on whose shores laps a vibrant busy sea Her aloneness is temporary mine is infinite Mine spreads out from the center like a puddle muddying everything it touches the narrator s husband nathan has just moved out of their posh but poorly maintained brownstone in what i assume is park slope after round after round of IVF treatment has left her exhausted depressed and still childless and man that whole process of struggling to conceive sounds barbaric and horrible she teaches adult education at an overpriced second rate city school but enrollment has dwindled and she only has one poetry class leaving the bulk of her time wide open for painful reflection and succumbing to bad impulses like a sexual preoccupation with one of her male students and the voyeuristic ritual of staring through her neighbor s kitchen window treating her private space like a scene from one of the actress movies which she watches and rewatches night after night she has few friends and her only companion is cat the cat that nathan left behind and whom she had always disliked until nathan tries to make arrangements to retrieve her and then cat becomes the last strand tethering her to sanity her head is messy chaotic full of fantasy and hallucination memory gaps and emotional extremes she feels like a woman shaped shadow imagining herself unseen invisible and her sense of how she is perceived by others when she is seen is all highs and lows sometimes pitied sometimes rallying herself into a theatrical version of herself where she imagines all eyes are on her awed by her stage glamor and confidence some of it hit a little too close to home in a there but for the way the professional and personal disappointments the strain of maintaining the fa ade that everything s A OK being surrounded by people affluent and seemingly untroubled when My Father's Daughter you feel like a hunched over cave troll flattened by vicious mood swings and then that self destructive but also purely relieved feeling in letting it all collapse at once the papercut pleasure in one s own defeat like a dog rolling in stink it s a slippery slope into the straightjacket hug of madness it begins with the instagram stalking of a rival and before Secret Diary of a Grumpy Old Woman you know it the line between fantasy and action have blurred and Grumpy Old Women you re filling the spare room intended for Trap Origin #5 your never coming baby with a celebrity s garbagedon t let it come to that use this book as cautionary tale note to self find recipe for orzo watermelon salad mirror narrator in no other way UPDATE found one this is me borrowing the shortest book the shortest book i actually wanted to read from work because i told myself no matter what i m reading on feb 4 the MOMENT my copy of Black Leopard Red Wolf gets here on the 5th that s the only book i will have eyes for so hopefully i ll have enough reading time today for a one day read because i would hate to throw a borrowed book against the wall in my haste to get my marlon james fixcome to my blog

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Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Laura Sims Laura Sims õ 5 Download Free read Looker Author Laura Sims Husband and their three adorable children while the narrator working in a dead end job lives in a run down three story walk up with her ex husband’s cat When an interaction with the actress at the annual block party takes a disastrous turn what began as an innocent preoccupation spirals uickly and lethally into a frightening and irretrievable madness Searing and darkly witty Looker is enormously entertaining at once a propulsive Hitchcockian thriller and a fearlessly original portrait of the perils of envy. Looker by Laura Sims is a thriller that is narrated by an unknown woman with stalkerish tendencies The book is written in the style of YOU by Caroline Kepnes in which the reader is getting the story through the thoughts and interactions of the main character but it didn t take long to distinguish itself from reminding me of that bookThe main character in Looker is a female going through divorce from her husband and becomes obsessed with a neighbor who is a famous actress As our character spies upon the actress she sees nothing but perfection as her own life is falling apartNow to explain my rating without giving away the entire story since the story honestly didn t consist of much Right after I began reading this I thought to myself that a certain event better not happen or I will be one unhappy camper and as you might guess that event did happen On top of my disappointment and disgust there wasn t much else to this as to me it reads like a mid life crisis during the other 98% of the story than a thrilling read Needless to say this one wasn t for meI received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit Clutch Forbidden Desires #1 you might guess that event did happen On top of my disappointment and disgust there wasn t much else to this as to me it reads like a mid life crisis during the other 98% of the story than a thrilling read Needless to say this one wasn t for meI received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalleyFor reviews please visit

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Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Laura Sims Laura Sims õ 5 Download Free read Looker Author Laura Sims Ouse and watch us they think And they’re probably right except for me In this taut and thrilling debut an unraveling woman unhappily childless and recently separated becomes fixated on her neighbor the actress The unnamed narrator can’t help noticing with wry irony that though she and the actress live just a few doors apart a chasm of professional success and personal fulfillment lies between them The actress a celebrity with her face on the side of every bus shares a gleaming brownstone with her handsome. What the fuck did I just readThis book is marketed as a main character becoming obsessed with the actress who lives on her street but after reading it that s not really what this book is about I m actually left wondering what the point of this novel is exactly It s an incredibly boring story that doesn t ever really go anywhere By the end I was confused like how was that the end That is what the story was building towards What a let downI don t know what it is with these thrillers and comparing themselves to Hitchcock This one and The Woman In The Window both do that and I honestly don t get it This book is actually about a woman who is dealing with a divorce from her husband because she can t get pregnant and she s really fucked up because of that and sometimes looking through the window and watching the actress and her family It s a really lame mild stalker story I was expecting it to get a lot creepier or at least not exciting This main character is also really obnoxious and immature with how she deals with her divorce and she makes a lot of really stupid decisions that just had me rolling my eyes The only reason I kept reading was because it s so short and I wanted to see where it would go but the ending was massively disappointing For such a short book I felt like so much of it could ve still been cut out I just didn t see a point to any of the story to be honest idk I m so disappointed because after reading that description I was PUMPED and I thought it might be a new favorite but instead I m left feeling like I just wasted my time I don t mean to be so harsh with a one star rating but I can t give it any higher than that because I can t think of one thing I liked about it Thank you to Scribner for sending me an ARC


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    Free read Looker Author Laura Sims (PDF) [Looker Author Laura Sims] ☆ Laura Sims Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Laura Sims i know this book feels scorned borrowed from work ONLY to fill the one day reading gap before Black Leopard Red Wolf came out i keep telling it i was going to read it anyway although between you and me i was most likely going to wait for paperback because 25 dollars for a book with fewer than 200 pages that’s not photos of kittens? that's bonkers there’s no need for this book to pout though because not onl

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    (PDF) [Looker Author Laura Sims] ☆ Laura Sims This is yet another book that will suffer in the ratings for no other reason than it doesn't fit into any genreThere real

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    Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Laura Sims (PDF) [Looker Author Laura Sims] ☆ Laura Sims What the fuck did I just read?This book is marketed as a main character becoming obsessed with the actress who lives on her street but after reading it that’s not really what this book is about I’m actually left wondering what the

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    (PDF) [Looker Author Laura Sims] ☆ Laura Sims Trigger warning This book talks about one’s inability to have children and in detail pictures IVF process with failed resultLooker is one book that surprised me in the most positive way Going into it I didn’t expect to like it so muchTo be fair I have already watched some people talk about in on Booktube a

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    (PDF) [Looker Author Laura Sims] ☆ Laura Sims Looker by Laura Sims is a thriller that is narrated by an unknown woman with stalkerish tendencies The book is written in the style of YOU by Caroline Kepnes in which the reader is getting the story through the thoughts and interacti

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    (PDF) [Looker Author Laura Sims] ☆ Laura Sims Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Laura Sims Laura Sims õ 5 Download At only 180 pages Looker by Laura Sims packs uite the punch and has the elements here to make this a pleasing dark and unsettling story It has those intriguing unsettling elements of jealousy obsession and resentment Laura Sims takes us into the mind of our unnamed narrator as we watch her obsessions with a neighbor start to push her over

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    Free read Looker Author Laura Sims (PDF) [Looker Author Laura Sims] ☆ Laura Sims Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Laura Sims I tend to gravitate towards books that are polarizing When I was skimming through reviews of Looker I saw a lot of 1 2 star reviews coupled with phrases like “not what I expected” or “I don’t get what I just read” Whenever I see books with reviews like that I feel even compelled to read them At 180 pages it was

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    (PDF) [Looker Author Laura Sims] ☆ Laura Sims Free read ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free õ Laura Sims Free read Looker Author Laura Sims A woman is obsessed with a neighbor The obsessed woman's life is slowly unraveling and the neighbor is a beautiful actress who appear

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  • Hardcover
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  • Looker Author Laura Sims
  • Laura Sims
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  • 15 December 2020
  • 9781501199110