Social Creature

Social Creature

For readers of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt, a dark, propulsive and addictive debut thriller, splashed with all the glitz and glitter of New York City. They go through both bottles of champagne right there on the High Line, with nothing but the stars over them... They drink and Lavinia tells Louise about all the places they will go together, when they finish their stories, For readers of Gillian Flynn and Donna Tartt, a dark, propulsive and addictive debut thriller, splashed with all the ...

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Title:Social Creature
Author:Tara Isabella Burton
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Social Creature
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:273 pages pages

Social Creature Reviews

  • JanB
    Jun 26, 2018
    Wow, do I ever have conflicting feelings about this book! I'm torn between 3 and 4 stars but since I'm undecided I'll give it 3.5 stars and round up. The first half was barely a 2 star and the last half a solid 4. I almost DNF?d it multiple times in the first half but kept readin...
  • Elyse Walters
    Jun 17, 2018
    Audiobook- read by Saskia Maarleveld The title fits....even that ?eye? - book cover - is ?creepy? fitting. For those who thought ?The Circle?, by Dave Eggers was scary...creepy...( I thought it was much more fun than this book).... This novel is - in part - another b...
  • Marialyce
    Jun 27, 2018
    4 heading for disaster stars My reviews can be seen here: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... Throw together an introvert, a wealthy party girl, New York City, and a whirling social scene and you have the makings of the frenetic book. Louise Wilson meets the whirlwind Lavinia ...
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Jun 29, 2018
    You know how most thrillers keep you on edge a bit throughout the book and typically towards the end there is that ?hold your breath? moment. Well, for me this happened at the halfway point of this book and my heart and chest hurt right until the very end. It wasn?t an overwhe...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Jul 06, 2018
    This novel has mesmerizing, over-the-top, unlikable characters and I loved it! First, just look at the cover! The dramatic makeup, the tear-streaked face, the downward-looking eye. They're all glimpses into the story. As the description states, Lavinia has everything, Louise is...
  • Nenia ✨ Queen of Literary Trash, Protector of Out-of-Print Gems, Khaleesi of Bodice Rippers, Mother of Smut, the Unrepentant, Breaker of Convention ✨ Campbell
    Jun 10, 2018
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest I heard no preliminary hype about this book - it just kind of appeared out of the ether, but I really liked the Black Swan vibe I got from the cover and the blurb on Goodreads compared this book to Donna Tartt and Gillian ...
  • Liz
    May 20, 2018
    Louise is poor. Lavinia is not. Lavinia takes Louise under her wing. Lavinia is young, lacking in common sense, with a very aggrandized sense of herself. Louise sees an opportunity and takes it. How much would you put up with to live the rich lifestyle? And what would you do to maint...
  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 30, 2018
    Remember the party girls, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Ritchie? Their nightly exploits posted everywhere. The beginning of the book reminded me of them, Lavinia, extroverted, larger than life, heavy drinker, partying nighlty. Louise, quieter, introverted, attracted to Lavinia with her ...
  • Bernadette
    Mar 19, 2018
    Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton is one of those books that, when it ended, I didn?t know what to think. I?m still not sure. The book is extremely readable, I couldn?t stop. The story centers on the relationship of Lavinia and Louise, two twenty-somethings living in New Yo...
  • Susanne Strong
    Jun 25, 2018
    5 Stars. WOAH! What in HECK did I just read? Addictive, crazy and all out weird. ?Social Creature? is one of the strangest, most convoluted books I?ve ever read. Characters without a heart or soul, characters whose behavior completely intrigues and disgusts and whose l...
  • Emily May
    Mar 20, 2018
    This is the second book I've read in the last couple of years that should just be called "The Talented Mr. Rip-Off". Genuine Fraud was the other one. The moment you tell us that a book is like The Talented Mr. Ripley - which the blurb does - you basically spoil everything that happens ...
  • Julie
    Jul 12, 2018
    Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton is a 2018 Doubleday publication. Unorthodox ? but very effective! Louise Wilson is one birthday away from thirty, working three jobs to stay afloat, living a dull, uneventful life. Through a tutoring job, she meets Lavinia, a rich young woma...
  • Bentley ★ Bookbastion.net
    May 05, 2018
    See this review and more like it on www.bookbastion.net! ______ Mesmerizing, twisted and intense, Social Creature examines the destructive power of narcissism in the digital age - and the lengths one will go to obtain the glamorous lifestyle portrayed in their social media accounts...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Jun 17, 2018
    3.5 stars, rounding to 4 First, let me say what a deliciously creepy book this is. Obsession, lying, conniving, compulsive... makes me question everyone around me! Second, I've seen TONS of comparisons of this to The Talented Mr. Ripley... which I saw the movie ages ago and never re...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    May 03, 2018
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ This is one of those times where the blurb name dropping might be a curse. If readers go into this expecting something warped like Gillian Flynn, there will be a lot of disappointed faces on the intertubes (except for one...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    Jun 26, 2018
    Well?now that was about as different as it gets! Bizarre, shocking, dark, and did I mention bizarre?! If your interest is piqued, then this is a must for your summer reading. Lavinia has it all. She?s young, rich and drop-dead gorgeous. She resides in the heart of New York City...
  • Jan
    Apr 16, 2018
    This book kind of exhausted me, TBH. I couldn't stand any of the characters, which I don't typically mind, but for some reason these all grated on my nerves, not to mention they all had obnoxious names. Lavinia: High maintenance, spoiled little rich girl who lives life to the ful...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Mar 05, 2018
    I read Social Creature using the literary equivalent of watching a horror movie with a cushion over your face, peering out over the top of it. I was compelled ever onwards but almost didn't want to look... It starts off quietly enough - Louise has nothing and she meets Lavinia who h...
  • Fareya
    May 26, 2018
    You know how there are those books that give you all the chills and make you really uneasy, where you don't like a single thing that is happening with the plot and the characters bother you to bits, where the storyline is so disturbing that you almost pull out your hair, and yet it is ...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jun 03, 2018
    4 enthralling trainwreck stars to Social Creature! ? ? ? ? Social Creature is a total trainwreck of a read, and I mean this in the best possible way. Yes, it is absolutely addictive, and because of that, I could not stop reading. More on that in a bit. Louise is quiet, ...
  • Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)
    May 28, 2018
    Several days after having finished Social Creature, I still have a lot of mixed feelings about it that I?m having trouble putting into words. But I?m going to try. The blurb for this book captured my attention immediately. But! If you haven?t read the blurb for this somewhere ...
  • Tucker
    Jun 03, 2018
    Filled with all the glitz and glamour of New York City, ?Social Creature? follows wealthy party girl Lavinia Williams and her newest bestie Louise Wilson, an aspiring writer living on the margins. As they travel from one decadent, outrageous, and extravagant party to the next Louis...
  • Nazanin
    Jul 05, 2018
    DNF @ 20% Why this one didn?t work out for me: I didn?t like the writing, it was a bit strange for me and a bit confusing at some point! It contains very looong chapters! It?s 270 pages with only 10 chapters and even I read 20%, still the second chapter hadn?t been fin...
  • Melisa
    Jan 05, 2018
    What in the everloving world did I just read and I mean this in the best possible way. Holy smokes, man, that was a firecracker of a book. This is like nothing I?ve ever, ever read before, but I?m having a similar reaction as to when I read Caroline Kepnes? YOU. It?s a litt...
  • Tammy
    Jan 14, 2018
    Although I haven?t read enough of the upcoming summer books to be sure, this may well be the beach read of the season. The plot is one that we all know well: young, socialite takes poor small-town girl under her wing and obsession ensues. It reads fast and reminded me of Bight Lights...
  • Michelle
    Apr 30, 2018
    I don't know what this will say about me but I freaking loved this book. Oh, man, it is so deliciously fucked up. This story follows Louise, an almost 30 yr old New Yorker, and her budding friendship with the 23 yr old Lavinia. Lavinia comes from money and Louise doesn't come from ...
  • Elizabeth Sagan
    May 23, 2018
    **I was sent this book in return for an honest review. This did not affect my review.** * Woow, this was siiick! Sick and toxic and sad and scary and RELATABLE and I loved it! If this book doesn?t ring your alarm bells, I don?t know what will. Maybe only Black Mirror. * I loved...
  • Shannon
    Apr 10, 2018
    Thank you to Doubleday Books #partner for sending me Social Creature. I buddy read this one with my fave! I started this yesterday and was finished by this morning. Social Creature was strange and weird but in a good way. Different, I?d say. Louise Wilson is living in NYC working...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    May 10, 2018
    I really enjoyed this novel and thought the storyline was unique. I qucikly became invested in the story and this book surely grabs your attention! The only thing that bugged me is the characters got on my nerves at times but hey it happens. Overall I think it was a good read and not y...
  • Dennis
    Apr 10, 2018
    "There are two kinds of people in the world: the people you can fool into liking you, and the ones clever enough not to fall for it." Social Creature is the most peculiarly told original story that I've ever read! I mean this in the most loving way because I obviously loved it (fi...