#Random Confusion – While You Were Awake by Tamara Dumas

The blurb reads,

She can barely remember his name even though they have met a few times. His number is saved in her phone, not by his name but under the name of the place where they met.

This seems to have been the pattern of her life, established in her teens. Men come and go but they are now just a distant memory. Names and places forgotten.

She has no idea that this man’s plans for the evening include a visit to an elite sex club where there are no rules or dress code, except for the wearing of a mask. But this is not really his plan. He is only following the wishes of someone else – the means by which the girl is delivered into somebody else’s hands.

Just who is using who? Who is ultimately trying to control them both?

While you were awake


This was a short book but an extremely confusing one. The book starts off with one woman. And how she is dissatisfied with life. How she feels weird and out of place and how she can’t remember anyone. And her ruminations about her life and how it has become.

Somehow this book made me think in phases. It made me wonder about how people lost their way in life when they proclaimed their independence and cut ties. Somehow when I read through these books, I wonder what sort of lifestyle do we indirectly glorify through our movies and literature. Going solo. Spending all your time alone. Being in charge.

But what about the flip side? What about those decisions you may need a sounding board for? What about those times you need someone to talk to? What happens then? Why do we place so much emphasis on adding glitter to a carefree and flippant life?

This book was chaotic. As much as the lead character’s thoughts. She spends her whole evening going through her life and wondering why she made the choices she did and how they had impacted her life. And how her life could have been different.

She yells at her date when she discovers she can’t be cheapened any longer. And her rambles continue.

At this point the book flips and tells us the other side, of how her date wanted to bend to his wife’s will and is using the MC.

I mean seriously. This book was a pile of crap. It was so so random. It just did not make sense. The thought process on how one’s life can go to the absolute bottom is a good direction. We definitely need some thought in that direction.

Apart from that book, this is definitely one of those books you can skip. It really does not make much sense and I for one have a lot more to do in life than to read some random rambles and a character check. The last thing I need is a structure-less character rambling. For almost 100 pages.

My Rating:

I KNOW you will have something better to do with your life. Not Recommended. Not At All!



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