Phone Kitten: A Review
This is my 99th post...only 1 more and then I can have a little party for myself ;). I might just celebrate tonight, since my friends and I are on a mini-road trip to Asheville, NC to see Jack's Mannequin live at the Orange Peel! So stoked! They were pretty much the soundtrack to my junior year of college, which was pretty much the best year of my life. I'm a little biased, but Jack's Mannequin is still amazing. Look 'em up; you won't regret it.
Now on to more important things....
Life is slowing down a bit, which means that I've been able to enjoy my readings much more lately. I've fallen a bit behind on my goal of 100 books this year, but pretty soon I'll be back to my normal self (crossing fingers!). I just finished reading Marika Christian's Phone Kitten, and it was a hilarious read that kept me laughing long after I finished. Want to know more? Read on, my friends!
Phone Kitten: My 100 Word Summary
Emily Winters wants to be a great reporter, and she's on her way to digging up the details of a fascinating story when a friend at work steals the scoop. After quitting her job, Emily becomes a phone-sex operator and, for someone who is no good at opening up, finds that she enjoys taking on another personality. But when one of her most popular clients is killed, and Emily is one of the last people in contact with him, she's given a second chance to get what she always wanted.
Phone Kitten: What I Think
This was seriously a funny book. I wasn't sure what to expect, but Christian did a fabulous job of taking what, on the surface, feels like a terribly outlandish plot and makes it connect with her reader. We all want something more out of life, and while I didn't envy Emily's position at times- especially when she becomes somewhat of a suspect character- I rooted for her and hoped that all would be well.
From a writer's standpoint, I can't overlook the fact that the language could have used some tightening up. There were quite a few grammatical errors, and I would hope that any editor would take great care with their client's novel to ensure that it is presented in the best light. Rather than adding on a video to the package, they should have paid a bit more attention to the story itself.
Overall, Christian's novel is an endearing and light-hearted narrative that lets readers take a break from reality and get caught up in the adventure of solving a mystery. Good times for busy people like me!
To learn more about Marika Christian and her work, join the July 14th TwitParty hosted by Samantha over at Chick Lit Plus! It starts at 8 p.m. CST, so don't be late! Use the hashtag #CLPMarika to join!
Until next time, I'm off to see Jack's Mannequin...