Alli’s Book Nook: Diary of an Oxygen Thief

Every month Alli will be exploring a new comer of the world found in the dogeared pages of books. Through her journeys she will share with you the unlikely friends she meets, places she visits, and the emotions that those stories evoke. In this story, Alli presents a new insight into this thing we call love- or the lack thereof.

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Alli’s Book Nook: Diary of an Oxygen Thief

Alli Williams, Staff Writer

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In Diary of an Oxygen Thief, written by an anonymous author, the narrator follows his life through all his relationships, and he recounts how he find pleasure in mentally hurting girls… until a woman came along and hurt him. All throughout the book he uses the phrase “hurt people hurt people” which really speaks volumes, mainly because it is true. Anonymous writes that he would make women fall in love with him and then crush them. Anonymous’ main focus is that he was later hurt by a woman in the same way. He really proves his point of hurt people hurting people by showcasing just how obsessed he became with this woman while he loved her. He wanted to marry her and then she crushed him.

This novel is definitely one of my all time favorites; however, it is a bit more mature and does require a certain level of mental maturity. This book deals with emotional abuse and at some points verbal abuse, including explicit language and alcohol abuse. However these aspects only add to Anonymous’ pain and provides a deeper insight into the mind of someone who was mentally abusive.

This book would be good for a rainy day, well really any day, just remember to practice self-care before, during, and after reading as this book does cover some pretty damaging topics for people who have been through situations similar. It’s beautifully written and can be part of the healing process. It retails for $14.02 USD on and $10.79 USD on

Overall I would completely recommend this book to anyone looking for a new love story with a not-so happy ending. This book also has a sequel called A Chameleon in a Candy Store which is going to be my next read.

Until next time, keep reading and practice self-love and self-care.

Peace and love,
Alli Williams

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