Author: Carrie Mesrobian

Book Review: Perfectly Good White Boy

Posted October 12, 2014 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Perfectly Good White Boy

Sometimes I have trouble articulating how I felt about a book, particularly when it leaves me with mixed feelings. It’s no secret that I loved Sex and Violence, Carrie Mesrobian’s debut novel. I rave about it to my co-bloggers all the time; we actually have a planned reread of it coming up for one of our Forgotten Friday’s dates. Obviously I was very much looking forward to her follow-up effort even though the blurb didn’t really interest me all that much. I loved her writing though, and that was enough for me. Here’s the thing. Usually, I am a blurb more »

Book Review: Sex and Violence by Carrie Mesrobian

Posted October 28, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 14 Comments
Book Review: Sex and Violence by Carrie Mesrobian

I told myself not that long ago that one of the things I wanted to start doing more was reading darker contemporaries about tougher subjects. I’ve read a couple this year and they are working out REALLY well. There are some things I will never be able to read about, but when I read the blurb for Sex and Violence, I was immediately drawn in. My first thought was this could either be absolutely amazing or go terribly, TERRIBLY wrong. And you know, this book was almost perfect for me. I did lack a bit of an emotional connection to more »