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Sunday, December 14, 2008

REVIEW for Good Christian Bitches










A big, big thank you goes out to Cindy at Brown Books for sending this book to me!!!

TITLE: Good Christian Bitches

AUTHOR: Kim Gatlin

DATE; 2008

GENRE: Fiction

RATING; 4 stars

First off I have to mention that both the cover AND the title have caught my attention here! I think whoever did the marketing for this book did an excellent job (I like flashy covers).

I am also a BIG fan of chick lit and thought this would be more chick lit oriented - its not. However, what I did find was a deliciously backstabbing, dishonest, funny and absolutely fun bunch of characters that I just LOVED to hate! There was not one particularly likeable person in the bunch, but that just added to my delight in reading this book.

I was not reading Christian Bitches in order to 'get' something deep and meaningful out of it, I was reading for the pure enjoyment of reading something a little naughty and this book fit the bill perfectly. I like the way the author pulls no punches and tells it like it is. Its hard to believe that there are some 'real' women out there who act this way, but the author made it sound totally believeable.

I loved the writing (I am not particularly offended by authors using slang or some light profanity in their writing) and actually, this book reminds me of the Jacqueline Susann type of books we use to see a while back - I always kind of wondered what happened to that genre, but now I get to read it again.

If you want a fun, naughty read, this is the perfct book for you. Don't be put off by the title, religion and church really don't factor into the storyline all that much - did you really think it would with a title like Christian Bitches???? I loved this guilty pleasure!

2 comments:

wendy said...

My first reaction to the cover of this book was "Ha ha ha - Oh my!"
This sounds like a fun read! I know what you mean by being "fun to hate", I feel that way about the Buffalo Bills! I am a NYer but I am a Steelers fan and hate the Bills. I love to hate them, I think it is fun to hate them! so I could probably totally relate to this book. thanks for the great review.

Stephanie said...

Oh my, this sounds awesome. I'm not above laughing at serious subjects, so this is definitely one for which I'll keep my eyes peeled!

 
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