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Thursday, January 14, 2010

I don't often say this, but do NOT read this book

Julie Powell, author of the lovely book Julie and Julia, has a new book:  Cleaving.  Yep, it's about what you think it is. 

Even though it's hard to get excited about a book that describes butchering in detail, some folks took a chance because they enjoyed Julie and Julia so much.  They were not rewarded for their loyalty.  Here's one friend's reaction:

"HATED IT!! Sickening descriptions of hacking away at animal carcass and details of their inevitably cruel executions made it almost impossible to get through. Her bizarre marital and extra-marital relationships make the memoir all the more unbearable."

Yea, don't read it.

1 comment:

Avid Bookshop said...

Too bad! I have yet to hear good things about this book. Maybe next time, Julie.