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Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"

Like most of you I'm an avid reader. I'm hoping to re-connect with old friends, make new friends, and of course spread the love of reading and writing around to everyone!

Currently reading

Amy Falls Down: A Novel
Jincy Willett
The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
Eric Maisel Phd
Yes Please
Amy Poehler

Jimmy Plush, Teddy Bear Detective

Jimmy Plush, Teddy Bear Detective - Garrett Cook Bizarro-noir is my favorite off shoot of the bizarro genre, but this one fell a bit short for me. I will try to explain why.

Maybe it was because every other page mentioned that Jimmy Plush was a Teddy Bear even though I already knew that.

Maybe it was because I wanted more of his fox-suited girlfriend.

Maybe it was because the stories got really dark and violent towards the end, more so than I thought was possible or necessary.

Maybe it was because the moments that were weird were just there for the sake of being weird.

Maybe I can't really put my finger on it, but something just felt off.

Maybe it's all of the above.

However, I must admit, that Garrett Cook did a remarkable job of creating his weird world and hard-boiled dialogue - no easy feat by any means, so I look forward to reading something else by him in the future. Maybe Archelon Ranch.