Hello Kitty Must Die
On the outside, twenty-eight-year-old Fiona Yu appears to be just another Hello Kittyan educated, well-mannered Asian American woman. Secretly, she feels torn between the traditional Chinese values of her family and the social mores of being an American girl.
To escape the burden of carrying her family's honor, Fiona decides to take her own virginity. In the process, she
I could not resist the book, the title was too irresistible. Fiona Yu is a Chinese-American lawyer who is 28 and lives with her parents, who want to marry her to a nice (enough) Chinese-American man. Fiona isn't keen on the idea of getting married, and enjoys more her life as a single (who also has a nice male ... parakeet in her life). So she takes...more
Thus starts a fictional memoir whose first chapter features rants about body parts I don't have and sex aids I've never used. It is dark and hilarious, the way I like my comedies, yet I wondered if the author has the ability to continue in such a strong manner.
The premise is strong. Fiona is a "Hello Kitty" Chinese-American stuck between modern America and Chinese cultural norms. She is a 28 year old lawyer who is also a virgin and lives at home....more
The book fell flat, from beginning, middle to the end. I wasn’t captivated or pulled into that world at all. I felt like someone watching a football game or a music concert on the television instead of actually being at the football game or music concert. The characters seemed vague. I couldn’t visualize the character...more
Giving it a chance i did. I read the first 5 chapters straight, giggling out loud a number of times and breaking the silence in the library before flash...more
I have no idea what to say about this book. I don't even know how to classify it. It's not a mystery novel, but it's about a serial killer or killers, I'm not sure.
When I first read the summary for this book I thought that it would be a great companion for books like "Joy Luck Club". It's about a 29 year old Chinese American woman who is tired of being what she calls a "Hello Kitty" - a quiet and subservient Asian woman. She's a lawyer who w...more
"The sweet smell of death. Thick, toxic, intoxicating. It made me giddy. It gave me weak orgasms."
He was the product of an abusive home with an overly sexual mother and she has overbearing parents w...more
Not coming from a Chinese-American home, I...more
There were so many things wrong with this novel, that I almost don’t know where to begin. The main character, Fiona, is completely flat and void of any personality other than bitch. She is cold, spoiled, entitled, self-serving… there is zero to like about Fiona. She also thinks that she...more
This book is dark, very dark. If you like biting sarcasm, mischievous (some would use "evil") thinking, and quick plot lines, this book will appeal to you. And while the opening chapters were rife with all of the above, they led into a middle and finish that added depth and darkness.
Ms. Choi adds a significant helping of family...more
In the quest to restore her hymen, Fiona meets up with Dr. Sean Killroy, a childhood friend. As a chi...more
It all started with my missing hymen.
Fiona "Fi" Yu was a well-mannered Asian-American woman working as a successful young associate lawyer at some high class firm. Outside. Inside, she's an angry woman who got tied by traditional Chinese culture. She's getting sick of her parents trying to stick him up with some chinese guy. She's getting sick of become the perfect no-mouth-no-fangs Hello Kitty who su...more
Fiona starts out a bit unlikable and prickly, and that doesn't change much over the course of the book. Which is completely fine. If anything, it made me like her more. She's got some sociopathic tendencies, but not nearly as many as her friend, Sean. What keeps her from falling completely into the unlikable category are the hints of unease...more
Chinese American attorney Fiona Yu, loses her virginity to a silicone dildo coated in two-percent Lidocaine gel and decides she must get her hymen restored. The plastic surgeon, specializing in hymen restoration, who greets her in the office, turns out to be a childhood friend, Sean. And Sean did some pretty crazy stuff back in school.
Fiona, “half in love with Sean,” is trying to get the message to her father that she has no inter...more
Choi begins a masterful, witty, dark tale about a Chinese\American woman trapped between two cultures. One that is willing to take matters - or a dildo - into her own hands in order to break out of the societal constrqints being placed on her by her overbearing parents.
Now enter her once-upon-a-time, troublemaker friend, Sean. Fi learns that her friend, and quite possibly the only love of her life, has a whole new set of rules to teach her about bust...more
About some chick named Fiona, whose 28 and she tries to take her v-card with her dildo. She finds out she was born without a hymen. She tries to get surgery to have one put in. She finds out that the surgeon is an old friend from school. His name is Sean. He is awkward. Meanwhile her and Sean are catching up, Fi's dad keeps setting her up on dates. People are dropping like flies mysteriously around her. It started happening soon after she saw her old friend again. She then...more
Unfortunately, for me it quickly devolved into "WHAT is going on here?" When Fiona realizes what Sean is doing she doesn't react remotely how I would expect any person, especially a lawyer, to react, and her own behavior throughout makes less and less sense.
I had thought this bo...more
I went into it open minded, and I picked it up because honestly, Hello Kitty Must Die is an intriguing title. It just screamed to me, "You crazy bastard! You should read this shit here!"
So I did.
The very first line of the book is, "It all started with my missing hymen."
My immediate thought was that here was a feminine empowerment book, something a man like me isn't supposed to read. I through that thought out on twitter and was...more
I'll give Ms. Choi credit for being able to "put the monster at the end of the book". But really, this was a disturbingly sad novel. I'm tired of Asian-American writers constantly making fun of our own culture or trying to prove how American we are.
Fiona, the protagonist, was probably fashioned after Ms. Choi herself. I found Fiona annoying with her persistent resistance of her parents' marriage setups. Got old really fast.
And although her boy fri...more
With a killer title and a great first paragraph I was hoping to find myself grinning darkly through every page. Instead I was entertained less than expected and sort of felt, "meh" more than I would have hoped.
Don't get me wrong, the premise of this book is great and there is some great dialogue, but I didn't fall in love with the book as I did the title.
Basically the main character Fiona Yu, in a deranged attempt to destroy her family's honor (she's a 28 year old virgin) used a late...more
The Cantonese word for 'yes' is 'hai' if you pitch your voice down.
The Cantonese word for 'cunt' is 'hai' if you pitch your voice up.
Enter Fi, the anti-Hello Kitty, a descriptor for every little Cantonese girl who does it the way her parents wants her to, while maintaining the perfect figure, her family's honour (read: hymen) and perfect white skin all while popping out baby after untold baby. This is a book that starts off with a bang and a laugh, setting an amazing voice for the character. Som...more
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Boys should just stay home and fuck their mothers.”