01 9 / 2014
The one downside of reviewing books for multiple outlets is that I often don’t have time to read all the books I want to read. I’m definitely not complaining about my jobs—if only Little Kerry knew she would one day get paid to read and write! But I took some time over this long weekend (in between moving into a new house and cleaning out the old apartment) to start Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State, which I’ve had checked out from the library for awhile.
Holy. Moly. It’s so great to read something and immediately understand why everyone loves it so much. If you’ve read anything Roxane Gay writes online then you know she’s a wonderful writer, and her book is no different. She has a way of describing things that makes you feel like you’re RIGHT THERE, and a way of describing people that makes you feel like you know them, like you could see them walking down the street. It’s romantic and thought-provoking and very violent.
It’s great. Be ye not so stupid as me; read this one immediately.