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Book Review: If We Were Villains

If We Were Villains by M.L Rio
This okay drama is somewhat similar to ‘The Secret History’. A group of pretentious students at an art college study Shakespeare, have complicated love lives, spew righteous invective and ignore the rising level of anger of a bullying classmate. There will be death, lies, self-definition and the guilty won’t have to reckon publicly with their culpability.

This is told in flashbacks from 2007 (presumably) as Oliver gets out of jail and tells of the events of 1997 at this ritzy drama school. The thing is the flashbacks do not feel like 1997 at all. However the unbearable mistrust, resentment and response bias makes one really wonder at the ‘twist’ ending. This was okay just misleading.
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