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Looker by Laura Sims
About The Book
The Professor lives in Brooklyn; her partner Nathan left her when she couldn’t have a baby.
All she has now is her dead-end teaching job, her ramshackle apartment, and Nathan’s old moggy, Cat. Who she doesn’t even like.
The Actress lives a few doors down. She’s famous and beautiful, with auburn hair, perfect skin, a lovely smile. She’s got children – a baby, even. And a husband who seems to adore her. She leaves her windows open, even at night.
There’s no harm, the Professor thinks, in looking in through the illuminated glass at that shiny, happy family, fantasizing about them, drawing ever closer to the actress herself. Or is there?
This is not the kind of book you are used to, is more a diary than simply a novel, but is original and interesting. Short, addictive and gripping; the Looker inside of you is ready to go out.
The story is told by a woman, the Professor, her thoughts and acts told in first person, but we don’t really know her name or why she choose now to start the story. She is obsessed with her neighbour, the actress, as she calls her. But she will become more than a “looker”, more dangerous than anyone could had expected. I really don’t know how to categorize this book, but I liked it. It was like I couldn’t stop reading, the thoughts were dark and dangerous, but intriguing and addictive; like you become the looker and start obsessing with the “actress” too. This is a walk to the sanity of the looker, how she just wants to be noticed till she is so obsessed that can not control her impulses any longer; ready to do anything to become noticed.
This is a really short story, take a deep breath and immerse to the dark side, where the impulses and obsession gain to reality and control.
Ready to cross the line?
About The Author
Laura Sims is the author of four books of poetry, and LOOKER is her debut novel. She lives in Brooklyn.