Book Review: Suicide in Tiny Increments

Title: Suicide in Tiny Increments (The Circle #3)

Author: Riya Anne Polcastro

Narrator: Rob Autman

Link: https://www.audible.com/pd/Suicide-in-Tiny-Increments-A-Tragic-Comedy-Audiobook/B07TCJHY9Z

 

Summary

The smartest decision Daniel Long ever made was to take a hit out on his own life. Too scared to kill himself but also too scared to live, he is a sad, pathetic man; a miserable martyr of depression.

A year after he was dumped by his self-centered alcoholic girlfriend, he still wallows in the hole she left behind. And, except for the cubicle that he spends 40 hours a week in, Daniel rarely leaves the bare white walls that make up his apartment.

Trapped in his self-made ennui, his only escape is to hire a hitman. But when one of his few friends kills herself Daniel realizes the error of his ways. He tries to cancel the hit but in the process he offends his contracted killer. Now his impending death is personal and his life is about to get more exciting than he ever could have imagined.

 

My Review

4/5 Stars

Daniel is depressed. Living the monotony of his day to day life, he yearns for love but doesn’t think he’ll ever find it. Though he lives, he doesn’t really feel alive. Until one day he makes a mistake that can’t be easily undone.

Even though Daniel was kind of an annoying MC in that he didn’t have much in the way of a personality, I think the way the author detailed depression was very well done. A lot of people live in the depressive monotony of their lives, and this book gives insight into what it’s like for people suffering through something similar.

As someone who has struggled with depression all their life, I could relate to Daniel even if I didn’t personally like his character. This book deals with a lot of difficult topics like that, but in a way that’s easier to digest. There are some laughs, here and there, but not many.

The narrator had a monotone drawl which in any other book would’ve been hard to listen to. In the case of this book though, I felt it was perfect because it mirrored Daniel’s depression in a way.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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