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Catholic Guilt and the Joy of Hating Men

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Nine Women. Nine Stories. And nothing ordinary about them.

From the slightly askew mind of Regan Wolfrom comes this collection of hilariously dark tales of love, death, and horrible timing.

Heather Smythe
Pretty. Shy. About as lapsed as a Catholic can get.
Heather's trapped in the a cult of killer succubi with a taste for East Hollywood douches.

Amanda Hackensack
Somewhat tall.
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Published November 30th 2012 by Wolfrom Writes (first published November 27th 2012)
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Yawatta Hosby
Dec 07, 2012 Yawatta Hosby rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, fantasy, humor
I loved this book with 9 short stories. They brought out a wide range of emotions from me as a reader–joy, laughter, terror, chills down my spine, wanting to give some characters high-fives, wanting to smack some characters over the head. The author had an amazing talent with scenes–all the stories were very engaging. Each scene had the right mix of story elements (voice, characterization, plot, point of view, description, etc). I could picture everything vividly, and some characters I managed t ...more
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By: Regan Wolfrom
Published By Wolfrom Writes
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
Book Blog For: GMTA
Review:

"Catholic Guilt and The Joy of Hating Men" by Regan Wolfrom was a read of nine short stories of different women with a 'wide range of emotions: from joy, laughter, terror, chills down my spine, wanting to give some characters high-fives, and then wanting to smack one of these characters over the head.' I think that says it all. Most all of these stories feature some kind o
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Nicole
Dec 17, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
When I first began reading this book, I explained to friends that it was like watching porn without the porn. Imagine no actual sex scenes, just bad plot and awful dialogue. Granted, I love corny B horror movies because of that so bad it’s funny factor. That made this a pretty entertaining read for me.
Now, imagine my surprise when Wolfrom busts out with complicated moral dilemmas. I accepted him as a gimmicky author who masked crappy writing with ridiculous elements like lesbian succubi or garde
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CJ
Nov 15, 2012 CJ rated it liked it
(I received this free from Librarything, but that won't effect my review.)

This was a collection of short stories, all featuring women in somewhat paranormal circumstances. As in any other short story collection, some of the stories were stronger than others. I particularly enjoyed "The Zombification of Amanda Hackensack" and the one about the pearl-diver with special talents. The women in the stories were mostly interesting and likeable, and most of the stories were both funny and slightly spook
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Melissa Monette
Nov 09, 2012 Melissa Monette rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
*** I WON THIS BOOK OFF OF GOODREAD GIVEAWAYS***
The name of the book really have very little to do with the book, and if it does it's rather secretive!
At first I didn't like this book then when I got about half way through I developed a greater respect for the autor's writing style!!
The stories are creative and a little bit twisted, which makes you not want to stop reading. There are a few stories I'd love to see as longer books!
Over all, a very entertaining read.
Lauren
Dec 20, 2012 Lauren rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, anthology
Nine short stories about women with different personalities. Their stories revolve around love and hate and death all set in paranormal circumstances.

The women were mostly likable in their own ways. While most of the stories were interesting in their own right there was not enough to actually explain the whole entire story.

Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Walt
Nov 14, 2012 Walt rated it really liked it
Recommended to Walt by: GOODREADS FIRST READS
RECEIVED FREE FROM GOODREADS FIRST READS. Nine Women. Nine Stories. And nothing ordinary about them.

From the slightly askew mind of Regan Wolfrom comes this collection of hilariously dark tales of love, death, and horrible timing.
Eden
Feb 23, 2013 Eden rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Mature readers interested in dark and funny stories
4 stars

Catholic Guilt and the Joy of Hating Men is a book of short-stories on different women who are, in one way or another, connected to a fantastic, supernatural world.

The author has a writing style that is unlike anything I have ever read before: it is casual, filled with expressive dialogue and a very dark sense of humour.

At first I was unsure about this book, especially with the cannibalism themed short-stories, but the Gnome on Girl on Gnome story was a turning point: it takes place in S
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Hemant Rajput
Feb 16, 2013 Hemant Rajput rated it did not like it
Uff! this book really was something unexpected. I just couldn't understand the motivation of these kind of stories. I mean dystopian imagination is one thing but cruelty and barbarism are something which I could never comprehend.

I'm not writing a detailed review of this book because it wouldn't be fair to the writer and his readers. In my opinion this book is for people who can accept that sometimes there is no "happy ending". 9 different stories and each one is more tragic than the other; If yo
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Kristin
Apr 17, 2013 Kristin rated it it was ok
Writing: 3
Story: 2
Satisfaction: 1


A pretty random set of stories thrown together with the underlying theme of girls stumbling into fantastical elements with no apparent surprise. Each story is short with a minimal amount of detail and honestly without the summaries, I wouldn't have any idea what was going on. The reader is not exposed to the motivations of any "villains" and the emotional reaction of the protagonists seem stilted.
Steph
Sep 28, 2013 Steph rated it it was amazing
When I started reading this, I thought that it was way too weird for me. Then, as I got deeper into the heart of it, I realized that it actually reminded me of some of my own styles of writing, and it really wasn't "that" weird. Okay, most of it is a bit out there, but that's what drew me in once I allowed myself to go down the bunny hole. It's hard for me to pick a favorite story out of the bunch; they were all very good.
Amelia
Mar 17, 2016 Amelia marked it as dnf
Like reading really weird porn. Bizarre incongruous cover. A sense of humour... obliterated by the sheer amount of cannibalism. Gag.
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Regan Wolfrom (born at the tail end of the disco era) has come a long way from his 1986 debut novel Harry the Adventurous Hamster (currently out of print due to having never been published or completed). After a break from writing to attend puberty, and to eventually sell six packs of Molson Canadian to his misnamed crush, Moosehead Girl, Regan returned to the craft with reckless abandon and a gal ...more
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