Kate's Blog

Follow me if you will as I try to navigate through the ups and downs of my world.

I'm writing this blog to help me make sense of all that has happened - from my diagnosis with non-Hodgkins lymphoma while pregnant with my third child in May 2008
, through to my reflections on chaotic family life as I try to pick up the pieces of my life again.

The kids are so small, and I'm working hard to keep us all safe and to stay in remission.

Stay with me - it won't be all doom and gloom I promise!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Finally Free From Freedom....

Ok, so finally I've finished 'Freedom' by Jonathan Franzen. And in the end I liked it. It's a very impressive book, a very intellectual book - still charmless in some ways though. I found it very hard to feel close to the characters although I was interested in them from start to finish. I think it's a very male book - I wonder if that is where the sense of distance lies, and I don't mean that in a frivolous way.

But imagine writing a book like that. Incredible.

I'm sending my book off to some agents tommorrow - fingers crossed.


Anonymous said...

Why American men should boycott American women


I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.


Rebecca S. said...

Okay, weird comment above...sweeping that aside...good luck with your book!!! I'm feeling the same way about Toni Blair's autobiography. It's interesting, very male, and seemingly important to read but...I've now picked up The Girl Who Played with Fire and Toni is getting a little sidelined.

Rebecca S. said...

Or is it Tony Blair?? Oops.

Jenner said...

Good luck! I need a final rewrite and my book will be out in the world as well.

p.s. you won an award over at my blog!

legend in his own lunchtime said...

I got one of those weird posts too. He obviously doesn't know I'm married to one, but I digress.
Good luck Kate. All fingers and toes crossed

purpletrumpet said...

Yeah weird comment as a lot of that could describe British women too! But hey why would some of us want to marry full stop as what he describes is a bloke anyway ha ha!!!
Good luck with the book x

Kate said...

Yup - very odd comment. But thanks for all the others! And Rebecca - I loved the Steig Larsson books. Fantastic!