Friday, 11 July 2014

Book review - Bitch and Famous, by Cat Caruthers

For those who fell in love with Shade Stevenson, the wonderfully bitchy, iconoclastic heroine of Best Little Sorority House in Texas, here is a sequel that will knock your socks off.

Like its predecessor, Bitch and Famous centres around Shade's efforts to become rich and famous. Comedy tends to live and die with the characters, and this is a particular strength of Caruthers'. Unlike many heroines of comedy fiction, Shade is a beautifully multilayered character. We're struck at first by her total bitchiness and ruthless pursuit of money and fame; yet as we read on we discover in this character a deep and solid core of integrity.

The book is beautifully written, funny all the way through, and just a delight from start to finish.

Bitch and Famous will be released on 15 July.

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