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Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind by Molly McGhee

14 reviews

lgiery's review

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challenging dark sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

Disorienting. Dedicated to "the forgotten who have been worked to death," the book serves as a dark critique of late-stage capitalism, American work-culture, and perhaps American society and values in general. The book explores many uncomfortable truths about a nation that often puts value in the wrong place. 

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roguemuffin's review

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medium-paced

4.75

I almost quit this book very early on bc of the repetition of the main character's name and I'm sooooo glad I didn't! I believe it's very intentional and it does subside after the first few chapters. This story needed to be told, because not enough is being said about the very real state of late stage capitalism and those who struggle within it. I legit cried at the end. Bittersweet and beautfiful. I will be buying a copy for my permanent collection and loaning it out frequently. 

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tabitha_thorns's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

This book hit me at exactly the right time. Well-written surrealist fiction/light sci-fi, excellent critique of late-stage capitalism and how it makes us passively cruel. Loved every word. Loved the last few paragraphs. Horrifying in the right doses. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Sorry To Bother You. Heartbreaking and wonderful 

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slefebvre95's review against another edition

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adventurous dark emotional funny mysterious reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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awilderm23's review

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dark emotional funny reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5


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phthalo's review

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dark funny sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Heavy handed in the way that Severance (the show) is heavy handed--not necessarily in terms of content and plot, but in terms of style--but equally enjoyable and a very funny read. Filled me with the slow-creeping dread that comes from knowing everything's doomed to go wrong but still being unable to let go of that last bit of hope for the characters. I couldn't be less surprised to see Alexandra Kleeman listed in the acknowledgements as an inspiration/mentor (if that's any kind of signifier for you)

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ruthsturm94's review

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dark funny mysterious tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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litliz's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

I loved this book so much. It is like a cross between the TV show Severance and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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alexcribbs's review

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challenging dark emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

4.0

This is a book I feel like I’ll have to read again to get the full experience. It reminded me of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind except low-key scary. 

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alisonvh's review

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adventurous challenging dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. I might have to sit with it for a while to decide how I feel about it.

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