I read A Little Life last week since it seems to be everywhere again right now. I loved it while reading it but after finishing it I am not so sure. Spoiler While I understood the trauma happening over and over again was important, that car crash at the end was SO unnecessary. With the trauma repeating itself again there is a sense of how his damaged psyche (and the circumstances of his life) are bringing him back again to the same dark places, but that whole car crash was such a twist of fate that just felt cruel for cruelty's sake. I really like the idea of telling a story where suicide in the end is a compassionate choice when someone is mentally (and I guess physically) suffering as much as Jude, something you understand. BUT I think it would have been a stronger choice if he had done it, in spite of the fact that his life had reached some stability. Killing off Willem was fucking rude. Anyway, I finished it and enjoyed it for what it was but the more interviews with Hanya Yanagihara I watch and read the more I start to despise the book. Maybe she's just not that good of a writer?