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Invitation to a Bonfire

Adrienne Celt’s book, Invitation to a Bonfire, pieces together diary pages from a fictional young woman named Zoya, and love letters from a fictional Russian writer named Leo "Lev" Orlov (based on Vladimir Nabokov). In doing so, she builds up sexual and violent tension to a point where I hit the end of the novel and thought, HOLY SHIT. 

The Idiot

But Batuman decides to set her rather millennial novel in the mid-90s. Before the internet, before cell phones, and certainly, before the advent of millennial pink.

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The book is an intertwining mystery of different narratives that keeps you reading til its (depressing, I'll admit) end.