The protagonist and narrator of A Certain Hunger is a sassy, female serial killer and food critic who likes to eat her kills. In a sense there is very little more I need to say.
She is writing from prison. Slowly she reveals the reasons and methods of her murders, along with some sumptuous writing about food.
I have no doubt that the book will sell incredibly well, but it wasn’t really for me. It is salacious. It does exactly what it sets out to do and it is fast-paced. If the description tickles, you’ll know if it’s for you.
I’ll be reviewing Companion Piece by Ali Smith next.