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You Know You Want This

Auteur(s): Kristen Roupenian
Durée: 7 h et 30 min
5 out of 5 stars (3 évaluations)
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Featuring an all-star cast of narrators including Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Amy Ryan (Birdman), Rinn Wittrock (American Horror Story), and others!

From the author of “Cat Person” - “the short story that launched a thousand theories” (The Guardian) - comes Kristen Roupenian's highly anticipated debut, a compulsively listenable collection of short stories that explore the complex - and often darkly funny - connections between gender, sex, and power across genres.

You Know You Want This brilliantly explores the ways in which women are horrifying, as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its stories are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex...until they can’t have sex without him; a 10-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for “something mean”; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart’s desire: a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed “biter” who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker.

Spanning a range of genres and topics - from the mundane to the murderous and supernatural - these are stories about sex and punishment, guilt and anger, the pleasure and terror of inflicting and experiencing pain. These stories fascinate and repel, revolt and arouse, scare and delight in equal measure. And, as a collection, they point a finger at you, daring you to feel uncomfortable - or worse, understood - as if to say, “You want this, right? You know you want this.” 

Full cast of narrators includes: Aubrey Plaza, Jayme Mattler, Molly Pope, Will Damron, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Emily Tremaine, Finn Wittrock, Amy Ryan, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Corey Brill, Jacques Roy, and Kristen Roupenian,

©2019 Kristen Roupenian (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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  • jason short
  • 2019-01-19

Enthralling

Enjoyed the stories. Felt the moral between the lines. Still unsure if that was a good or bad thing.

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  • SayMoi
  • 2019-02-15

Excellent stories for the mind

I enjoyed listening to these stories a lot. I fell asleep listening to them most nights and the images were striking, memorable, and lovely to chew on for a few days. I had two gripes with it however. One was the writing; at times it felt immature or fan-ficy, and I wished an editor had massaged it more. The other was the underlying connection between all the stories which fetishised weak men or superior women. This would have been fine for a couple or even a few but I personally found it tedious and boring as a motif. Still, the creativity and imagination that the stories inspired was worth these shortcomings.

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  • Lynda Simmons
  • 2019-02-27

Engrossing

Engrossing tales from the dark but funny side. Not a single story disappoints. Will be looking for more by this author.

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  • L E Meehan
  • 2019-04-11

Wicked! Wish there was more!

I purchased this book based on a show that Roupenian helped write, called ‘The Leftovers,’ which I loved.
I could not stop listening! Darkly funny, and sick, but so captivating. You won’t be able to stop yourself. Like slowing down to look at a terrible accident, you just can’t help but be curious, but then feel a little guilty, and ultimately relieved it is not you. Well written and very entertaining.

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  • Victoria
  • 2019-03-21

couldn't stop listening

I'm so glad Toupenian is young! That means she'll write lots more fiction, and I'll read it as soon as it comes out. The stories have the style, insight and control of a millennial Henry James.
So damn good.

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  • Grandma Anne
  • 2019-03-05

Strange,disturbing stories of contemporary life

Each story begins with ordinary characters in normal circumstances, then slides quickly into uncharted territory.

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  • hether
  • 2019-02-27

Uncomfortable Womanhood

Loved the entire book, even the discomfort it gave me. Many of the stories are like reading my experiences back when I was confused or naive or simply just young. Others relate far more vaguely, about controlling oneself and others around them or limiting your desires.

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  • Lady B
  • 2019-02-10

Good grief!

This has been the strangest book I've ever read! I can't imagine what kind of mind makes up this kind of stuff. In a world where we live and hear the strangest things on your nightly news channel, I really need to hear a "happily ever after" ending. We live in bizzaro world daily with our president at the helm. I will not be purchasing this author again.

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  • K. Clay
  • 2019-01-16

I definitely don’t want this.

We need to be more careful about what we’re putting in our heads. This is dark and twisted.

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