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Kiss Me First Read & Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Lottie Moggach ë 5 Summary Gled to connect with the girls at school; but on Red Pill a chat forum for ethical debate Leila comes into her own impressing the Web site's founder a brilliant and elusive man named Adrian Leila is thrilled when Adrian asks to meet her flattered when he invites her to be part of Project Tess Tess is a woman Leila might never have met in real life She is beaut. It would be impossible to go into great detail about this book or even try to explain why I liked it so much without revealing major aspects of the story It is better perhaps if I offer reasons why you should read itThe story crackles with a low tension seething underneath You know sooner or later sometimes going to come undone and release that tension in all its ferocity You just don t know whenIt s been a long time since I read a book that takes place over a short period of time months yet it is possible to see the major changes in a character s personality Author Lottie Moggath excels in this area allowing the character Leila to reveal herself completely Much of the layer peeling is done so masterfully that it might be possible to miss Whenever I spotted these clues I was reminded of watching horror movies when you know the heroine would be safe but for some reason she always does what you know she shouldn t The plot itself is a mosaic of different elements all known to us due to past events in our lives It is the fusing of these familiar elements into something new that transforms Ms Moggath s book into a compelling readAnd just to be fair this book is not a thriller or heavy with suspense though the suspense of not knowing or trying to guess where the story is going is present Some people may not like the characters but I thought building the characters of Leila and Tess was important than whether I liked them or not I preferred to appreciate what the author accomplished This is a book that will force you to think and maybe not in directions you would not willingly travel and is not for those seeking a shot of adrenalineBottom line Excellent plot that twists and grows into something new coupled with a strong characterization of Leila which propels the book While this is not an actionadventurethriller novel the strength of the writing is powerful Once near the end we are left with no choice but to continue reading as the climax rushes toward us Five stars Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book you should read itThe story crackles with a low tension seething underneath You know sooner or later sometimes going to come undone and release that tension in all its ferocity You just don t know whenIt s been a long time since I read a book that takes place over a short period of time months Il rogo di Berlino yet it is possible to see the major changes in a character s personality Author Lottie Moggath excels in this area allowing the character Leila to reveal herself completely Much of the layer peeling is done so masterfully that it might be possible to miss Whenever I spotted these clues I was reminded of watching horror movies when The Nightingale Girls you know the heroine would be safe but for some reason she always does what A Certain Je Ne Sais uoi you know she shouldn t The plot itself is a mosaic of different elements all known to us due to past events in our lives It is the fusing of these familiar elements into something new that transforms Ms Moggath s book into a compelling readAnd just to be fair this book is not a thriller or heavy with suspense though the suspense of not knowing or trying to guess where the story is going is present Some people may not like the characters but I thought building the characters of Leila and Tess was important than whether I liked them or not I preferred to appreciate what the author accomplished This is a book that will force Pleins feux sur le tutu you to think and maybe not in directions Bogwoppit you would not willingly travel and is not for those seeking a shot of adrenalineBottom line Excellent plot that twists and grows into something new coupled with a strong characterization of Leila which propels the book While this is not an actionadventurethriller novel the strength of the writing is powerful Once near the end we are left with no choice but to continue reading as the climax rushes toward us Five stars

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Kiss Me First Read & Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Lottie Moggach ë 5 Summary Iful urbane witty and damaged As they e mail chat and Skype Leila becomes enveloped in the world of Tess learning every single thing she can about this other woman because soon Leila will have to become her An ingeniously plotted novel of stolen identity Kiss Me First is brilliantly frightening about the lies we tell to ourselves to others for good and for ill. I m not really sure how to rate this book mostly because I know people will instantly judge me for hating it I ll start off by saying I went into this book knowing that the author had intentionally made the main character unlikeable And that s not what I hated Not at all To be honest having Leila unlikeable would have made this book very interesting BUT none of the other characters were likeable either Tess was a party animal who lived too much and although we can all relate to her on a small level there are very few who can relate to her on a larger scale She s in a few words slutty irresponsible an addict and a hoarder She also is extremely popular for some reason and hates her parents even though they were the only ones willing to investigate after she left Connor is a horrible human as well Annie and Milo were decent characters but we hardly had any interaction with them to really form a relationship And all of the other characters are either insignificant or horrible people as well The plot was slow moving The book has been described as chilling and intense but I would describe it as depressing and slow Most of the plot is Leila sitting on her computer communicating to Tess s friends or her wondering about something that most people on the planet have a vast understanding about or her walking around a commune trying to find clues which there are hardly any What upsets me the most is that this book had so much potential and it just flopped Midway through I wanted to uit And when I finally made it to the last chapter I had thought of five different intense ways the book could have ended But it just kind of ended with hardly any conclusion I do not recommend unless you have A LOT of free time False Pretences you have A LOT of free time

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Kiss Me First Read & Download ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Lottie Moggach ë 5 Summary A chilling and intense first novel the story of a solitary young woman drawn into an online world run by a charismatic web guru who entices her into impersonating a glamorous but desperate woman When Leila discovers the Web site Red Pill she feels she has finally found people who understand her A sheltered young woman raised by her mother Leila has often strug. The idea in a nutshell was this The woman Tess would inform her family and friends that she intended to move abroad to start a new life in some distant inaccessible place She would hand over to me all the information I would need to convincingly impersonate her online from passwords to biographical information Then on the day of her flight she would disappear somewhere and dispose of herself in a discreet manner handing the reins of her life over to me From then on I would assume her identity answering e mails operating her Facebook page and so forth leaving her loved ones none the wiser that she was no longer alive In this way I would help facilitate her wish to kill herself without causing pain to her friends and family to slip away from the world unnoticed Naturally your immediate concern will be whether she is of sound mind said Adrian Well I ve known Tess for a while now and I can assure you she knows exactly what she s doing Is she a colorful character Yes Crazy Absolutely not After that reassurance my thoughts then turned to practical matters As long as I had the relevant information to hand I thought the logistics of imitating this woman online seemed fairly straightforward answering the odd e mail a few status updates a week Adrian told me the woman was uite old in her late thirties hopefully that meant she wouldn t even write in text speakRather my worries were about the premise and the conclusion of the operation Was this new life abroad a plausible move for Tess in the first place And vitally how long would the project last After all I couldn t impersonate this woman indefinitelyThe debate over legalizedassisted suicide is a touchy subject as much now as it was when Jack Kevorkian was first given the label Dr Death More than likely we ll never find a suitable middle ground between the two extremes those on one end promoting the sanctity of life no matter how agonizing an individual s situation and those campaigning for an individual s legal right to choose if they so desire the time place and method of their self disposal and whether or not they need help to make it all a realityLottie Moggach s first novel Kiss Me First introduces us to two women the mid twenties shut in and World of Warcraft obsessed Leila and the almost forty severely bipolar Tess The two women were introduced to one another by a third party the enigmatic smooth talking manipulative libertarian cum objectivist and Ayn Rand worshipper Adrian Dervish Adrian is the owner and operator of the website The Red Pill an oasis of reason a forum for intellectual inuiry The website takes its name from the film The Matrix from the pill Neo Keanu Reeves takes to pull back the curtain of his own isolationist reality and expose his mind to the truth of his surroundings The site s name is a targeted attack aimed at nerd stereotypes those for whom the world outside of their computer monitors is uninteresting and void of worthwhile interactions These are Adrian s freedom thinkers minds he knows due to their limited social awareness will be easily swayed by Philosophy 101 ideas and discussions that make every one of them feel superior in some way to the sheep grazing just outside their carefully walled gardenFollowing her mother s death from complications resulting from Multiple Sclerosis Leila finds solace in The Red Pill s community and uickly rises to the top of the intellectual pile Her posts catch Adrian s attention and after some time he comes to her with a proposal to help a young woman who s lost her will to live to help this young woman calmly uietly end her life in a way that will prevent any caring loving party from ever being the wiser Why Supposedly to prevent her family and friends the pain of learning of their daughter sfriend slover s demise and to instead make them think as if she s simply cut all ties in an effort to find herself a play that seems almost as cold if not colder than allowing them to think it was simply suicide as it points the finger less at this woman s inner pain and at the people in her life as if to say it s not me it s you This of course is Tess traditionally described bombshell exterior malignant troubled exhausted interior desperate for a way to put an end to her up and down existence which has worn away her resolveThe plan For Leila to learn and absorb every salient detail of Tess s life from family events relationships and her youth to private details like random sexual encounters drug use and arguments and dissolved friendships For several weeks Leila interviewed Tess about her life down to her most secreted away moments charting all of it like points on a map so that following Tess s checkout on April 14th Leila could then assume Tess s identity in order to falsely prolong her life while the genuine artefact finds a discreet opportunity and method through which to end her emotionally pained existenceOf course not everything goes as plannedKiss Me First is a first hand account written after the fact as Leila is reflecting upon her time as Tess s surrogate time spent crafting a life as if she were piecing together an online avatar for a game What s clear from the outset is that the truth of Leila s actions have been revealed as has Adrian s culpability as the leader of an Internet suicide cult responsible for synching gullible shut ins with people who wish or think they wish to end their lives people with significant money to be given to Adrian prior to their checkout Following rather icy conversations with some of the important people in Tess s life and the police Leila embarks on a journey to trace Tess s final days in hopes of putting a grace note on the whole ordeal so that she and others can move on from this messWhat else is clear from the outset Leila is not a likable character Nor for that matter is she a relatable one In fact this brings up the single largest problem I had with Kiss Me First there is not one likeable character in the entire book not Jonty the annoying if I knew him I would kill him myself roommate not Tess whose decision to end her life in a way that would supposedly spare her loved ones pain is actually selfish and destructive than if she had simply put a gun in her mouth not Connor the former lover with secrets all his own again selfish to the core and most certainly not Adrian whose modus operandi is to prey on those who rely on the simplest of online interactions to feel as if they have something worth living forLeila however is the most difficult to like problematic since she s our main point of entry into this whole sordid affair As a character she s horribly uneven Due to her mom s struggle with MS Leila was forced to grow up a bit uicker than most This affords her a certain amount of sympathy but her later interactions show a dichotomy that never feels resolved she has clear issues with social interaction evidenced by the rather blunt unfriendly manner in which she sifts through potential roommates yet she knows all the uestions she needs to ask Tess in order to provide a close approximation of her identity she has a critical mind but is easily taken in by Adrian s soft spoken platitudes she is seemingly aware of her difficulties engaging with real life humans and approaches such things from a moderately analytical point of view yet she becomes twisted and obsessed with Connor with so little precursorIt s that last part that gave me the greatest difficulty while impersonating Tess former flame Connor sweeps in via email attempts to re ignite in Tess the love they once shared and Leila is so uickly taken by his charm unwarranted given the lecherous dickwad that he is that she begins to see herself as being responsible for what he claims he feels for her It was only through the e mail exchanges my words that he fell for her again It was me who had created that love Me And spoiler alert when Leila reveals to Connor the truth that Tess has killed herself and it s her he s been corresponding with she immediately asks him out and is then put off by his very justifiable anger and revulsion As much of a cad as Connor is his reaction in this scene is believable and earned it s far easier to sympathize with him than with Leila who appears to have imbibed in her very own special blend of Kool Aid The sensation reading this part was gross and unnerving deliberate I m sure but unpleasant all the sameMore than just actions Leila s dichotomous behaviour is further brought to light by her uneven tone and diction At times Leila feels her young still impressionable age However her language and internal monologue are freuently erudite in ways that feel not necessarily mature for her age she s not but manicured by well a novelist s hands turning her into an unrealistically objective and well spoken ideal that is at odds with her presentation as someone almost completely detached from reality and the impact her decisions have hadwill have on othersMoggach s writing is straight and narrow there s little colour and emotion in Leila s world save anger from Connor and Tess s mother and the discomfort that comes from as a reader waiting for this rickety house of lies to cave in on itself The novel is a uick read but does little to paint the world with anything but flat huesYet it s difficult to criticize the novel for this because as previously mentioned it s Leila who guides us through this world Leila who is flat and grey and missing that extra little bit of humanity that tells her how to read people s emotions and tailor her reactions accordingly It s Leila who is uncertain how to trust how to socialize how to express interest in another person as herself and not through the skin and experience of an avatar even if said avatar was once a real life flesh and blood person Her gamification of the world is unpleasant but necessary for the character someone whose imagination is limited by her already enclosed often difficult emotional journeyThe growth Leila does experience comes not from gaining a better understanding of the world or even who she is and whether or not what she s done is on some level right or completely deplorably wrong but from learning that it is possible to trust people and that forgiveness is not given but earned and sometimes it is altogether impossible The ambiguity that ends the novel is its strongest element because the details of Tess s death or disappearance do not matter nor does it matter that Leila does not receive the emotional closure she desires What matters is that when all is cleared away Leila has not necessarily done what she feels is right but what she knows objectively to be right and in doing so by attempting to mend gulfs she herself has either created or exaggerated she has earned both her freedom and Tess sMy experience with Kiss Me First was noticeably uneven The novel is a perfect example of something being interesting than it is enjoyable while the story itself was compelling and kept me turning pages until the very end the detestable nature of almost every character save for Annie the kindly woman from Connecticut Leila meets while following Tess s cold trail did its best to keep me from ever wanting to get too close to the narrative preferring to view its outcome from a place of emotional reserve


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  • Hardcover
  • 308
  • Kiss Me First
  • Lottie Moggach
  • English
  • 08 May 2020
  • 9780385537476