(You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian


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    (You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian Well The stories are well written They are But I didn’t like this book It’s so bleak There is no joy no air in these stories The

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    (You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian READ ã SJMEDIA.CO ↠ Kristen Roupenian Wow what a crazy collection of short stories this wasKristen Roupenian's debut collection You Know You Want This

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    READ ã SJMEDIA.CO ↠ Kristen Roupenian Kristen Roupenian ↠ 1 CHARACTERS FREE DOWNLOAD You Know You Want This as u can see below even tho this was rounded out to a 3 star in the end it was honestly super solid collections are generally of a miss than hit for me so the fact that each story in this one was sitting stable between a 3 and 4 is pretty impressive i'd def recommend it if u are looking for some feminist horror adjacent kind of stuffbad boy 4look at your game girl 4sardines 3the night runner 2the mirror the bucket and the old thigh bone 3c

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    (You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian It’s true I knew I wanted “You Know You Want This” the instant I learned about itI love the feel of the physical book I find the

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    (You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian READ ã SJMEDIA.CO ↠ Kristen Roupenian FREE DOWNLOAD You Know You Want This This is an ARC review re release date was 14 Apr 2020Cat person is a re released group of short stories previously published as “Y

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    (You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian I think it's safe to say that the majority of people reading this book have done so simply because we read 'Cat Person' last year and were curious what else the author of it might come up with I know that's why I picked it upCat Person was a

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    READ ã SJMEDIA.CO ↠ Kristen Roupenian (You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian I went into this eually curious and suspicious I applaud a writer who gets the internet talking about a short story but the hype around Roupenian's debut collection has gained proportions that invite some kind of backlash Looking a

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    READ ã SJMEDIA.CO ↠ Kristen Roupenian (You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian I went into these stories braced not to like them I uite enjoyed Cat Person and the surrounding controversy but heard these stories were full of unlikeable characters and disturbing situations And they are but Kristen Roupenian has an uncanny sense of the inner lives of people their messy uncomfortable inner live

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    Kristen Roupenian ↠ 1 CHARACTERS READ ã SJMEDIA.CO ↠ Kristen Roupenian (You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian 5 Star ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT I am in love with Kristen Roupenian I will read whatever this woman writes You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that examines relationships sex and gender dynamics From the mind that created 'Cat Person' a short story that still haunts my dreams you get 12 uniue tales ranging from an exploration of what makes someone the nice guy to a perverse menage a trois that has deadl

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    (You Know You Want This) [Kindle] Ý Kristen Roupenian If you were alive and online in 2018 you probably read and talked about Kristen Roupenian’s short story “Cat Person” Well get ready for her debut collection because it’s here and ready to punch you in the gut—or perhaps aptly bite your face offDrawing comparisons to Carmen Maria Machado and Ottessa Moshfegh this dark perverse macabre collection explores relationships with a distinct focus on power dynamics The subjects are most

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CHARACTERS ↠ You Know You Want This A compulsively readable collection of short stories that explore the complex and often darkly funny connections between gender sex and power across genres You Know You Want This brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them Among its pages are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex then seeing them have sexuntil they Well The stories are well written They are But I didn t like this book It s so bleak There is no joy no air in these stories There is nothing wrong with that but it didn t make for a great reading experience So many of the stories were flat Garish without heart or soul Violent and grotesue without purpose There isn t a character or story I will remember with fondness The characters were often flat caricatures I can t say I will remember much of this book at all I really tried to like this one It might be for you so if you like dark short stories check it out

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CHARACTERS ↠ You Know You Want This Ics from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural these are stories about sex and punishment guilt and anger the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain These stories fascinate and repel revolt and arouse scare and delight in eual measure And as a collection they point a finger at you daring you to feel uncomfortable or worse understood as if to say “You want this right You know you want this” I went into these stories braced not to like them I uite enjoyed Cat Person and the surrounding controversy but heard these stories were full of unlikeable characters and disturbing situations And they are but Kristen Roupenian has an uncanny sense of the inner lives of people their messy uncomfortable inner lives There is one story in here that feels like it doesn t fit unless you think of the characters as cat people And really it does fit in the way that the male character is a white person upset about how the people in the country he moves to are treating him as per usual I had an eARC from the publisher This came out January 15 and I finished it in the airport on my way to Seattle

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CHARACTERS ↠ You Know You Want This Can’t have sex without him; a ten year old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for “something mean”; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart’s desire a nameless naked man; and a self proclaimed “biter” who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green eyed long haired pink cheeked coworkerSpanning a range of genres and top I think it s safe to say that the majority of people reading this book have done so simply because we read Cat Person last year and were curious what else the author of it might come up with I know that s why I picked it upCat Person was an interesting story in many ways For one it was all too familiar to a lot of women myself included It wasn t particularly well written in that the writing style was nothing extra special it just described what it needed to and got the job done and the premise was super simple But like I said the story hit a lot of nerves with people For women who found familiarity in the experiences of the main female character it hit a certain nerve For the men who didn t understand it or didn t want to consider the possibility that they could share any similarity to the male character it also hit a certain nerve It blew up probably a lot unexpectedly than imagined but it blew up nonetheless And now with an entire book of Kristen Roupenian s short fiction those who either loved or hated or hated to love or loved to hate Cat Person have the chance to see what else is up her sleeveUnfortunately my opinion of You Know You Want This is rather lukewarm I was expecting to love this collection to get that oddly satisfying feeling of reading something so ugly or cringy or grotesue it makes you want to gag but at the same time keep flipping those pages faster to keep reading and That s a feeling I ve often got when reading Shirley Jackson s short stories they re often pleasantly eerie or creepily absurd and judging by the blurb on the sleeve of this book I felt like I was lead to believe that I could expect similar feelings while reading it Again unfortunately while I often cringed at a lot of what goes on in this collection it wasn t in that fun way I described Shirley Jackson s work Instead I mostly just felt empty and gross and worst of all there was no hidden meaning to or deeper reason for it It was just unseemly I think for the sake of being unseemly Or to try to top those icky awkward feelings that Cat Person initially conjuredFor anyone curious here are each of the stories in this book and a brief idea of what they are about and what I thought of themBad Boy A couple let their friend whose just broken up with his girlfriend sleep on their couch The longer he stays the fucked up their relationship with him getsThis story actually kind of repulsed me The behaviour of the characters is repulsive in itself but so was the fact that by the end I felt like the story was all so pointless In fact much of the stories here felt very very pointless to meLook At Your Game Girl Based around the murder of Polly Klaas A Young girl meets an older guy in a park he introduces her to a Charles Manson song and then her friend goes missing at a sleepoverI was particularly lured in by the title of this one because I recognized it as the title of a Charles Manson song and was interested to see how if at all the actual song played into the story It does factor into the story though it s minor but overall I did like this story I feel like in some ways it s relatable to women in regards to how it is and how it feels to be a little girl in a society of people who are so eager to hurt us The fact that it was inspired by a true story helped give it some aim that I feel was missing in a lot of the other storiesSardines An awkward little girl makes a wish on her birthday cake candles for something mean and then weird shit happensI initially loved this one I loved the story the awkward little girl and I thought it was going somewhere great But it ended up going in a direction that really fizzled out for me It had every impression of being dark both in the sense of comedy and as well as in the sinister sense but what it developed into was just flat out weird and disappointingThe Night Runner A white guy goes to Kenya as a volunteer teacher at an all girls school and well weird shit happensThis is one of two stories in this collection that are very horror esue I uite liked this one and the descriptions of the bad girls of Class six though I wish they appeared deliberately in the story and the horror elements were done really well It s also one of few stories here that had a satisfying ending that felt purposefulThe Mirror The Bucket And The Old Thigh Bone A princess has to find a husband but cannot choose any of her suitors until she glances in a mirror and falls in love with her reflection Things get weird and grotesueI didn t realize until a while after having read this story just how much I enjoyed it I think it s probably my favourite It s the other horror esue story in the collection in the form of a fairytale What I loved so much about it was how it started off feeling like a simple fairytale it even seemed as though it might take on a comedic tone and then ever so slowly became darker and darker until it was flat out grotesue It makes me think of something out of Alvin Schwartz s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark but for adults It really really worked for meCat Person Do I even need to say anything about this oneThe Good Guy After trying to break up with his not girlfriend and thus getting hit in the head by her with a glass of wine was it wine or water I can t remember a self described nice guy reflects on his history with women throughout the yearsThis was the longest story in the book at fifty pages It was interesting but ultimately fruitless and I felt like the ending of it was really unmatched for what the rest of the story was It was meant to be humourous I think but was corny instead and missed a great opportunity to have a similar impact as that of Cat Person just in a different way It was way too long of a short story to be that averageThe Boy In The Pool The childhood friend of a bride to be tries to do something extra special for her bachelorette party by inviting the washed up actor they had a crush on during their childhood to surprise herAnother ultimately pointless story though I did enjoy the beginning of it I literally can t think of anything else to say about itScarred A woman finds a book of spells in the library and uses it to conjure up her heart s desire in the form of a naked dude with a Scottish accent he pronounces scared as scarred and that s about as much character as he s given The woman gets greedy with the other spells in the book as she realizes they work and the endInteresting premise here but mostly unmemorable and clicheThe Matchbox Sign A woman who just moved in with her boyfriend starts developing itchy bleeding blotches all over her body and they can t figure out whyThat s all there is to the story Could there have been a deeper meaning Maybe But it s neither easily apparent or cleverly slick Overall like much of the characters throughout the collection the ones in this story were boring with nothing that made them stand out from every other character in the book and I didn t find myself liking them or disliking them They just took up spaceDeath Wish A shit outta luck recently divorced man living out of a dumpy motel room spends his time meeting and fucking women from Tinder then hooks up with a cute little blonde who wants him to punch her out and kick her before having sex And he spends the entirety of the story contemplating why he should or shouldn t do it view spoilerand then feeling shitty about and trying to excuse why he did it hide spoiler Twenty uestions An Introduction to Philosophy just described what it needed to and got the Seinlanguage job done and the premise was super simple But like I said the story hit a lot of nerves with people For women who found familiarity in the experiences of the main female character it hit a certain nerve For the men who didn t understand it or didn t want to consider the possibility that they could share any similarity to the male character it also hit a certain nerve It blew up probably a lot unexpectedly than imagined but it blew up nonetheless And now with an entire book of Kristen Roupenian s short fiction those who either loved or hated or hated to love or loved to hate Cat Person have the chance to see what else is up her sleeveUnfortunately my opinion of You Know You Want This is rather lukewarm I was expecting to love this collection to get that oddly satisfying feeling of reading something so ugly or cringy or grotesue it makes you want to gag but at the same time keep flipping those pages faster to keep reading and That s a feeling I ve often got when reading Shirley Jackson s short stories they re often pleasantly eerie or creepily absurd and Lost and Fondue A Cheese Shop Mystery #2 judging by the blurb on the sleeve of this book I felt like I was lead to believe that I could expect similar feelings while reading it Again unfortunately while I often cringed at a lot of what goes on in this collection it wasn t in that fun way I described Shirley Jackson s work Instead I mostly Who Were the Wright Brothers? just felt empty and gross and worst of all there was no hidden meaning to or deeper reason for it It was The Expat Diaries just unseemly I think for the sake of being unseemly Or to try to top those icky awkward feelings that Cat Person initially conjuredFor anyone curious here are each of the stories in this book and a brief idea of what they are about and what I thought of themBad Boy A couple let their friend whose The Hired Man just broken up with his girlfriend sleep on their couch The longer he stays the fucked up their relationship with him getsThis story actually kind of repulsed me The behaviour of the characters is repulsive in itself but so was the fact that by the end I felt like the story was all so pointless In fact much of the stories here felt very very pointless to meLook At Your Game Girl Based around the murder of Polly Klaas A Young girl meets an older guy in a park he introduces her to a Charles Manson song and then her friend goes missing at a sleepoverI was particularly lured in by the title of this one because I recognized it as the title of a Charles Manson song and was interested to see how if at all the actual song played into the story It does factor into the story though it s minor but overall I did like this story I feel like in some ways it s relatable to women in regards to how it is and how it feels to be a little girl in a society of people who are so eager to hurt us The fact that it was inspired by a true story helped give it some aim that I feel was missing in a lot of the other storiesSardines An awkward little girl makes a wish on her birthday cake candles for something mean and then weird shit happensI initially loved this one I loved the story the awkward little girl and I thought it was going somewhere great But it ended up going in a direction that really fizzled out for me It had every impression of being dark both in the sense of comedy and as well as in the sinister sense but what it developed into was Death of a Ghost just flat out weird and disappointingThe Night Runner A white guy goes to Kenya as a volunteer teacher at an all girls school and well weird shit happensThis is one of two stories in this collection that are very horror esue I uite liked this one and the descriptions of the bad girls of Class six though I wish they appeared deliberately in the story and the horror elements were done really well It s also one of few stories here that had a satisfying ending that felt purposefulThe Mirror The Bucket And The Old Thigh Bone A princess has to find a husband but cannot choose any of her suitors until she glances in a mirror and falls in love with her reflection Things get weird and grotesueI didn t realize until a while after having read this story The Monk of Mokha just how much I enjoyed it I think it s probably my favourite It s the other horror esue story in the collection in the form of a fairytale What I loved so much about it was how it started off feeling like a simple fairytale it even seemed as though it might take on a comedic tone and then ever so slowly became darker and darker until it was flat out grotesue It makes me think of something out of Alvin Schwartz s Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark but for adults It really really worked for meCat Person Do I even need to say anything about this oneThe Good Guy After trying to break up with his not girlfriend and thus getting hit in the head by her with a glass of wine was it wine or water I can t remember a self described nice guy reflects on his history with women throughout the yearsThis was the longest story in the book at fifty pages It was interesting but ultimately fruitless and I felt like the ending of it was really unmatched for what the rest of the story was It was meant to be humourous I think but was corny instead and missed a great opportunity to have a similar impact as that of Cat Person Gods and Generals just in a different way It was way too long of a short story to be that averageThe Boy In The Pool The childhood friend of a bride to be tries to do something extra special for her bachelorette party by inviting the washed up actor they had a crush on during their childhood to surprise herAnother ultimately pointless story though I did enjoy the beginning of it I literally can t think of anything else to say about itScarred A woman finds a book of spells in the library and uses it to conjure up her heart s desire in the form of a naked dude with a Scottish accent he pronounces scared as scarred and that s about as much character as he s given The woman gets greedy with the other spells in the book as she realizes they work and the endInteresting premise here but mostly unmemorable and clicheThe Matchbox Sign A woman who Perfect Ponies 3 in 1 Keeping Faith Last Hope Sweet Charity PERFECT PONIES just moved in with her boyfriend starts developing itchy bleeding blotches all over her body and they can t figure out whyThat s all there is to the story Could there have been a deeper meaning Maybe But it s neither easily apparent or cleverly slick Overall like much of the characters throughout the collection the ones in this story were boring with nothing that made them stand out from every other character in the book and I didn t find myself liking them or disliking them They Pillars of the Earth just took up spaceDeath Wish A shit outta luck recently divorced man living out of a dumpy motel room spends his time meeting and fucking women from Tinder then hooks up with a cute little blonde who wants him to punch her out and kick her before having sex And he spends the entirety of the story contemplating why he should or shouldn t do it view spoilerand then feeling shitty about and trying to excuse why he did it hide spoiler

  • Hardcover
  • 225
  • You Know You Want This
  • Kristen Roupenian
  • English
  • 08 October 2020
  • 9781982101633