A Little Life ripped my guts and spit them out with burning tears. You will be unable to fully realize how life altering this novel by Hanya Yanagihara will be upon completion. Do not be intimidated by the over seven-hundred-page length. The novelist tricks you into thinking the story will center around the four college roommates introduced at the beginning. You’ll soon realize that Jude’s story will take you on a journey unparalleled in the canon of great literature.