A FUNNY KIND OF MURDER
The September Young Adultery Book Club pick is No One Else Can Have You > SEPTEMBER 29
"...reminiscent of ’90s black comedies and quirky dramas featuring small towns with sinister underbellies: Twin Peaks, mostly, as well asFargo and Drop Dead Gorgeous. Kippy Bushman’s best friend, Ruth, is murdered, found in a cornfield one morning stuffed and hung like a scarecrow. It’s a jarring, gruesome opening scene matched by the plot that follows. A suspect is arrested, but Kippy doesn’t bite; instead, she decides to solve Ruth’s murder on her own, guided by the dead girl’s diary. Kippy, as a narrator, is sweet and a little emotionally stunted. Ruth, as revealed by her diary entries, had a secret life worthy of Laura Palmer—and was immensely cruel in her writings about Kippy. Reading these entries, Kippy is hurt, but she decides that justice for Ruth is still the most important goal, and puts herself into terrifying life-or-death situations to find her friend’s killer."
-- from Anna Fitzpatrick's Terrifying Horror Stories In Which The Cheerleader Lives on Hazlitt
The September 2014 Young Adultery Book Club selection is No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale, published by Harper Collins, 2014.
The Young Adultery Book Club founded by Alicia Louise Merchant and Catherine McCormick for adults who read young adult books. We (usually) meet the last Monday of every month at Type Queen West. The book club is free to attend and open to all. All YABC picks are discounted at 20% at Type Queen West.YABC MEETING
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Monday September 29 2014 > 7pm-9pm