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I Am a Magical Teenage Princess

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I Am a Magical Teenage Princess is a thematically linked collection of short stories celebrating and re-examining 1960s and contemporary culture, magnifying such popular icons as Betty and Veronica and Wonder Woman through a literary lens of wit and pathos. In 'Surfer Girl', the title character drifts through time, tormented by the bizarre cliches of drive-in B-movies. 'An ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published July 18th 2012 by Chômu Press
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Aug 13, 2012 Roxane rated it it was amazing
This is a startling collection that captures teenage girls in really interesting ways. Every story made me gasp in some way but in a very strong collection, the most outstanding story is Betty and Veronica, a new vision for the two women at the heart of the Archie comics. I also appreciated how Geddes isn't afraid of darkness. The collection revolves around popular culture archetypes but it's so much more than that project. Love this book! I insist you read it and then we can talk about it. And ...more
Jul 20, 2012 Grady rated it it was amazing
Droll, Beautifully Honed Stories that Push the Edges of our Confining Box

Luke Geddes' photo looks like he is an early to middle aged teenager, but writing of this class would indicate that pictures can be deceiving. If he is indeed a teenager the watch out world: this new author has a style that makes most other contemporary writers seem pedestrian. Just pick up the book and read a story or two (you'll then of course be stuck with the passion to finish the whole book!) and a light comes on. Luke
Aug 20, 2012 David rated it it was amazing
I love what Geddes does with old pop culture elements in this collection. Instead of parody or parade, he uses these charged images as a starting point for emotional exploration. As well as carrying some wonderful ability to entertain, they also possess a remarkable ability to move. I was definitely impressed and enjoyed reading thoroughly.
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Nov 30, 2012 Terri Jacobson rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories
A really interesting group of short stories by this Cincinnati writer. Some of the stories do focus on adolescent girls, and the author has amazing insight into these creatures. Some of the stories are based on 60s cultural icons like Archie comics and the Flintstones. Wildly creative, I really enjoyed this collection.
Aug 22, 2012 Brian rated it liked it
Shelves: own, chomu
What happens when you take pop culture out of its environment? 60's tv cults populate the "real" world. This is the result of watching too much tv, it comes outside itself and realizes itself beside you, tv, another person sitting there you can talk to and have it tell you stories. Stories about Betty and Veronica or the Flintstones or Scooby-Doo like they are your best or only friends.
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Jan 25, 2015 Andrew Boomhower rated it really liked it
Good, clever stuff. But some of the stories stand above the others: the lesbian Betty and Veronica, the blossoming surfer girl, the space traveler and her Tommys. Things started to wane towards the end, so much so that I didn't really crave anymore by the time I made it to scooby doo.
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My book, I Am A Magical Teenage Princess, will be released by Chômu Press this July. It’s a story collection about teenagers, rock ‘n’ roll, cartoons, the 1960s, cavemen, sex, and other things.

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