I'm a Fan

I'm a Fan

Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 02/03/2023
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I'm a Fan
Unbearably Relatable
This novel is a thought-provoking read that delves into the darker aspects of social media and fandom culture. The story follows the journey of a woman who... READ MORE
Celina, Waterstones Liverpool One
I'm a Fan
Obsessive, funny and highly enjoyable!
I was naturally drawn to this novel that earned a coveted spot in the longlist for the 2023 Women's Prize for Fiction. I'm pleased to say that it did not d... READ MORE
Bridget @Sutton
I'm a Fan
delightfully angry
You know what? I liked this. I wasn't entirely sure until I wrapped it up, and I know it's a marmitey one, but I did enjoy this. I will say, nothing Pa... READ MORE
Rhea | Barnstaple
I'm a Fan
The best thing you will read all year.
This is absolutely The Novel of this year. Bursting with spit-your-drink-out statements, horrendous characters and astute criticisms of the state of 21st-c... READ MORE
Beth at Bluewater

Synopsis

*Foyles Fiction Book of the Year 2022*  A no-holds-barred novel of power, obsession and access that will set your reading list ablaze.

Synopsis

In I'm A Fan a single speaker uses the story of their experience in a seemingly unequal, unfaithful relationship as a prism through which to examine the complicated hold we each have on one another. With a clear and unforgiving eye, the narrator unpicks the behaviour of all involved, herself included, and makes startling connections between the power struggles at the heart of human relationships and those of the wider world, in turn offering a devastating critique of access, social media, patriarchal heteronormative relationships, and our cultural obsession with status and how that status is conveyed. In this incredible debut, Sheena Patel announces herself as a vital new voice in literature, capable of rendering a range of emotions and visceral experiences on the page. Sex, violence, politics, tenderness, humour - Patel handles them all with both originality and dexterity of voice.

  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • ISBN: 9781783789818
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Weight: 151g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm

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I'm a Fan
I love it from the first page until the last word
I’m giving this debut novel I’M A FAN a huge shout out as it’s 100% brilliant. I was hooked into this debut novel from the first page, until the last word... READ MORE
Bookread2day
I'm a Fan
I'm on the fence...
So this book is longlisted for the Women's Prize for fiction, as I like to attempt to read most of them I bought a copy. Now I will confess that I was in t... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
I'm a Fan
Perfectly unhinged yet fully self-aware
Bet you hadn’t heard this one before, but! I’m a fan! Of this book! And of Sheena Patel! Perfectly unhinged yet fully self-aware, the narrator of this won... READ MORE
Zeynep Kazmaz
I'm a Fan
Underwhelming and frustrating
I wanted so badly to love this book and really commend the idea behind it and the writing style but it felt disconnected and would probably be better as a ... READ MORE
Emma Brewis
I'm a Fan
Intense
Totally enthralling and a read that you can both pick up and out down or zip straight through
Florence  Taglight
I'm a Fan
Unexpected and powerful
This is written in a unique, yet for some, extremely relatable perspective. The narrator writes in such a way that conveys her desire for control and a ful... READ MORE
Michaela Kemp
I'm a Fan
Fun
A bit creepy. Wish there was more growth from the narrator as she was a bit depressing at times but overall a fun read.
AKH