|Slights is a difficult book to classify if one
is wanting to hang a genre specification on a book. If push comes to shove, then I would
have to describe Slights as a horror story, but not of the grue and gristle
sort. No, this is a creep show. I know very little about Kaaron Warren, but I suspect that
this is her first book. What I do know is that she can create very unsympathetic
characters and make you care about them; and that takes skill.
Without giving too much
away Slights is about a self-absorbed or self-obsessed young women who turns
to murder and attempted suicide in an effort to exorcise her own demons. But she keeps
running into those demons in her own private after-life way station and they hate
I found Slights both difficult and easy to read. Difficult because I
needed to take breaks, but easy as the story fair romped along and I was wondering what
would happen next.
Read this book: youll be offended and delighted at turns. Im still not sure
how I really feel about the book, but I am pleased that I read it. Just be prepared to be
creeped out a lot.