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Crudo by Olivia Laing
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it was ok
bookshelves: form-paperback, gifted, own, type-fiction, genre-contemporary

Crudo is written _by_ and about Kathy, a 40 year old woman getting married in the summer of 2017. Kathy's life isn't particularly extraordinary or interesting, but the style of writing gave her a dramatic, erratic aura that grated on me (as it was meant to?).

I felt pretty called out by the snippet "she liked hysterics but also stoics", but other than that felt little to no attachment to the character. However, I did think about myself a lot while reading this, how I think differently to her and would make different decisions, and finished the book with a profound awareness of my own autonomy - a terrific feeling, hard to come by when reading in someone else's world.
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Reading Progress

November 28, 2019 – Shelved
November 28, 2019 – Shelved as: to-buy
February 4, 2020 – Started Reading
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: form-paperback
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: gifted
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: own
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: type-fiction
February 4, 2020 – Shelved as: genre-contemporary
February 6, 2020 – Finished Reading

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Bilan M. Atayaah Great review!!

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