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3.36  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Katka by Stephen Meier is a gritty, edgy novel of greed, love, and swindles gone very wrong. When Gavin and his girlfriend team with her best friend Simona to pull a phony mail order bride scam in the Czech Republic, Gavin gets in way over his head in the high-stakes and dangerous business of selling wives. When Gavin talks Katka, his girlfriend, into becoming part of the ...more
Hardcover and Paperback, 105 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by Booksurge
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Jason Pettus
Mar 10, 2009 Jason Pettus rated it really liked it
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography []. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted here illegally.)

As I'm often mentioning here, I don't like thinking of books in such simple terms as whether they're "good" or "bad;" I prefer instead to examine how much a certain book will be liked by certain people under certain circumstances, and how much it won't be by others under different ones. For example,
Jan 26, 2009 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Gavin was just your typical American guy. He was good-looking, a smooth talker and very good with the ladies that is till he met the one. Her name is Katka. She is a beautiful woman, who hails from the Czech Republic. Gavin was tongue tied the first time he saw her. Soon after Katka and Gavin became an item.

Together Gavin, Katka and Katka’s friend, Simona come up with a brilliant idea to make some quick cash fast. They decide to start a mail order bride business. Business is booming. It seems t
Feb 11, 2009 Bookworm rated it really liked it
An American living in Prague, Gavin, falls head over heels in love with a Czech Republic beauty named Katka. The two are a couple, but Katka's friend, Simona, has a 'great idea' for how they can make some good money. Mail order brides are a popular business in Europe. So Gavin reluctantly makes a deal with a wealthy American, for Katka. However, he plans to have her run off at the airport from her husband, once Gavin has the money. Things do not go as planned and Katka leaves to the States, and ...more
Geri Ahearn
Apr 19, 2009 Geri Ahearn rated it it was amazing
The main characters in "KATKA" is Gavin, Katka, and Simona. Gavin is a
handsome, young man who is trying desperately to run away from his past.
Katka is Gavin's girlfriend who is convinced that money, and love
combined is her top priority. Simona is a gorgeous, seductive woman
who is convinced that business is number one, and everything comes
next. She is sneaky, and as tough as a brick wall. Gavin and Katka
team up with Simona to scam buyers of mail order brides in the
Czech Republic. Gavin's plan was
May 18, 2009 Becky rated it liked it
The summary is awesome. It really made me want to read this book. However, the book itself isn't long enough (for me) to totally develop the characters and the plot.

Upon opening the book, the first few pages use the "f" word A LOT. I'm not usually taken aback by profanity, but the reduncancy of just the one curse word became distracting. I think that the author was trying to develop Gavin's character and really let the reader know what type of person Gavin is, and also just how badly he felt ab
Jun 18, 2011 Britni rated it liked it
Katka is a novella, only 107 pages long, but that was long enough for me. There's not a whole lot to this story. The plot is simple- Gavin, Katka (Gavin's girlfriend), and Simona (Katka's best friend) are involved in a mail order bride scam business in the Czech Republic. Gavin and Katka plan the ultimate scam on an American man by sending Katka with him. She's supposed to get away from him in the airport and doesn't. The book is about Gavin dealing with the aftermath of selling his one true lov ...more
Sep 03, 2010 Sharyla rated it really liked it
This book will leave you with a strong taste. The characters are very vivid and very interesting and seem like people that could very well be out there. At the same time though there's a lot of questions left in the end, which could very well be to leave that taste, but ends up just being frustrating because there are so many left with out a conclusion.

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