Pussy Planet and Other Endearing Tales

pussy-planet5.0 out of 5 stars Snatch a copy while you can!
on February 9, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
In these days of politically correct this and PC correct that, it is so refreshing to read a book that really doesn’t give flying fig. (See, even I have fallen into the PC trap.)
‘Pussy Planet‘ is outrageous in parts, hysterical in others and informative in even more. (I for one didn’t realise there were so many colloquialisms for, well, you know. But then I’m a bloke. What do we know?

Actually, I have worked with many female colleagues who share a similar sense of humour to Kimmy Dee, so the content didn’t shock me, as it COULD to some unsuspecting reader. (Though, given the hint in the book’s title and cover picture, the sensitive and stupid would deserve to be shocked if they though they were buying a book of feline tales.)
One thing I would caution however, is that ‘Pussy Planet,’ for me at least, took a good few pages to really warm up. There is indeed a serious side to this tale and I feel in some way it was all a bit of an exorcism for the author – that the writing of the book was somewhat cathartic.But once you reach the chapter on childbirth, you will be in stitches … but thankfully should have no need for a rubber ring.
Kimmy gives the impression of being very self deprecating and at times a bit of a ‘wild’ child – but cutting through all that, the reader can appreciate that she is a sensitive and loving person at heart. (I refer to the long chapter on her father, an frequent little aside comments about her daughter.)
The only little criticism I’d make is the tagging on of two unrelated short stories at the end. The reader has spent, what, about a hundred and fifty pages, getting to know Kimmy the character, and then rather than just finish there and then, a couple of (decent and interesting as they are) add-ons appear. It’s kinda difficult to relate to them, I feel.But , there’s no denying this is a very funny book in parts (most parts.) Even in the more poignant moments, there are little subtle shards of dry and sometimes dark humour lying just below the surface.

Well worth a read!

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