Cursory Comments on ‘Cat Person’

A controversial 4,000 word tale by Kristen Roupenian appeared in The New Yorker

Cat PersonCat Person by Kristen Roupenian

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This story is currently causing a great deal of online chatter about fattism and bad sex. I read it to see what all the fuss was about. All I can say is that it’s a well crafted story with competently-drawn, entirely believable characters – and it kept me reading until the end. If it shocks, disturbs, annoys or amuses, then it has probably achieved what it set out to do.

Read the story here. Genius or drivel? Essay or fiction? What are your thoughts?

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3 replies

  1. I really was not sure what to think when I read it… it was very much outside of what I usually go for 😀

  2. I know what you mean, it isn’t the sort of short story I would normally read, but I was intrigued by all the fuss!


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