Christmas Book Bonanza 2017

My 2017 Book Booty


Father Christmas left these beauties under my tree. Did you receive any long-coveted titles in your stocking today? I would love to hear all about your book-related gifts!


Cursory Comments on ‘Cat Person’

A controversial 4,000 word tale by Kristen Roupenian appeared in The New Yorker

Cat PersonCat Person by Kristen Roupenian

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story is currently causing a great deal of online chatter about fattism and bad sex. I read it to see what all the fuss was about. All I can say is that it’s a well crafted story with competently-drawn, entirely believable characters – and it kept me reading until the end. If it shocks, disturbs, annoys or amuses, then it has probably achieved what it set out to do.

Read the story here. Genius or drivel? Essay or fiction? What are your thoughts?

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