Diary of an Oxygen Thief (The Oxygen Thief Diaries #1)
Have you ever been in or around a toxic relationship and wondered what was going on inside the other person’s head? If so, you might be interested in this book because it is written from the perspective of a man who is an expert at emotionally traumatizing and manipulating women. Much like the title describes, the main character sucks the spirit and life out of his partners for sport and mentally collects each of his emotional conquests. The story then situates itself around one woman who seems to be an even more advanced master in psychological manipulation than the main character and serves as his personal form of karmic justice.
Hurt people hurt people.
Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer’s assistant and, somehow, they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He’s blinded by love. She by ambition. Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel, but above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us.
Praise for Diary of an Oxygen Thief (The Oxygen Thief Diaries #1)
"Kinky, artsy, and swoon-worthy."
— New York Magazine
"The author does a great job. I loved it!"
— Junot Diaz, author of The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
"First he steals the oxygen from you, then he spits it right back in your face. One of the most interesting and controversial encounters I’ve made through a book."
— Lorenzo DeRita, editor in chief, COLORS magazine
"A dark-horse Williamsburg bestseller."
— Jonas Kyle, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Booksellers
"F. Scott Fitzgerald for the iPad generation."
— Richard Nash, author of What is the Business of Literature?