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Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian (and what it says about relationships)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Double Down, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    This is why I stick to memes.
     
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    A more interesting exercise to me: What if he had been pleasant at the end? The author lets the female character off the hook a little with the ending. Her behavior previously feels more justified because he turned out to be a dick. But what if he were nice?
     
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  3. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    Well said, the protagonist is 'let off the hook' by the guy's hateful closing comment.
     
  4. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Speaking of Lipsyte, would love if he'd have a new novel one of those years.
     
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  6. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    That's a subtle cover graphic.
     
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  7. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    I can already see the arm chair feminists on Twitter championing this book.
     
  8. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Just read that story again. Still didn't buy the very ending. End it with the ??? and I think it's stronger.
     
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    As a 50+ old guy who’s been happily married for now 23 yrs I’m glad I’m not young now. The way to meet people is easier but the meetings are deeper when it’s in person; and guess what? It’s hard to talk to people honestly but get over it and life is not a bunch of “is he/she thinking this?” It’s real with no ambiguity if you’re honest. At least that’s how we live our marriage, disagreements last much shorter, more good times.
     
  10. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    Be glad you're not dating "on the apps," in a major city. That is truly the worst.
     
  11. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    One of the vows my girlfriend and I have made each other: If something is bothering us, we say so. Then we fix the problem on the spot. There is nothing more cancerous to a relationship than the slow accumulation of low-level resentments. It was a hard lesson learned from my marriage.
     
  12. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

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