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Social Creature Reviews

Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton

Social Creature

Tara Isabella Burton

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1 review

Imprint: Raven Books
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication date: 14 Jun 2018
ISBN: 9781408896112

A friendship to die for. A Ripley story for the Instagram age set in contemporary New York; a world at once sophisticated and sordid, irresistible and irresponsible, unforgettable yet unattainable

  • The GuardianBook of the Year
3 stars out of 5
Carrie O'Grady
21 Jun 2018

"A well-worn tale about an unequal friendship in contemporary New York forensically unpicks our relationship with phones"

For all the story’s modern trappings, there’s not much that’s truly original here. But Burton draws us in via her marvellous control of the material, the expert way she plays off Lavinia’s lavishness against Louise’s guile – and our own fascination with those wild Manhattan parties.