You Know You Want This

You Know You Want This

A compulsively readable 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 pages are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing t A compulsively readable collection of short stories that explore the complex?and often darkly funny?connectio...

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Title:You Know You Want This
Author:Kristen Roupenian
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Genres:Short Stories
ISBN:You Know You Want This: "Cat Person" and Other Stories
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

You Know You Want This Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Feb 01, 2019
    I went into these stories braced not to like them. I quite enjoyed Cat Person and the surrounding controversy, but heard these stories were full of unlikeable characters and disturbing situations. And they are, but Kristen Roupenian has an uncanny sense of the inner lives of people - t...
  • Blair
    Feb 19, 2019
    I came to You Know You Want This with mixed, muted expectations. Although I liked ?Cat Person?, I?ve found most of the debate around it tiresome, and my interest was only properly piqued when I heard this collection contained horror stories. I have also read a number of very nega...
  • Elyse Walters
    Mar 18, 2019
    It?s true.... I knew I wanted ?You Know You Want This?, the instant I learned about it. I love the feel of the physical book? I find the book cover and color delicious... simply wanting to touch it. I don?t own it, ( accepting gifts)... :), but I spent a bit of time rea...
  • Anita Pomerantz
    Mar 10, 2019
    Interesting. Edgy. Interesting. Definitely not a book for people who like trigger warnings. While Roupenian isn't Saunders (yet), I really, really enjoyed reading her short story collection. Published on the strength of "Cat Person" which was published in the New Yorker and went vi...
  • Roxane
    Feb 03, 2019
    Well. The stories are well written. They are. But I didn?t like this book. It?s so bleak. There is no joy, no air in these stories. There is nothing wrong with that but it didn?t make for a great reading experience. So many of the stories were flat. Garish without heart or soul. ...
  • Jessica Sullivan
    Jan 09, 2019
    If you were alive and online in 2018, you probably read and talked about Kristen Roupenian?s short story, ?Cat Person.? Well, get ready for her debut collection, because it?s here and ready to punch you in the gut?or, perhaps more aptly, bite your face off. Drawing compari...
  • Jill
    Jan 26, 2019
    Kristen Roupenian got a book deal on the strength of Cat Person, the New Yorker short story that buzzed across the Internet in late 2018, stoked by the still red-hot embers of the #metoo movement. Last year, I read and loved the story Cat Person. This year, I read the collection Y...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Dec 02, 2018
    3.5 stars I don't blame anyone for wanting to immediately capitalize on the massive success of "Cat Person" by getting a collection of stories out as soon as possible, but I can still wish they'd waited a bit until the collection was more solid and cohesive. I do not mind so much t...
  • Evi *
    Mar 15, 2019
    Sono 12 racconti, di cui quattro veramente notevoli: Cat person Mordere La prova nel portafiammiferi Voglia di morire Gli altri dove l'autrice introduce in maniera audace elementi grotteschi e visionari che si distaccano un po' troppo dal realismo mi hanno tenuta pił distante e...
  • Martie Nees Record
    Mar 10, 2019
    Genre: General Fiction ? Short Story Collection Publisher: Gallery Publishing Group Pub. Date: January 15, 2019 Mini Review From the author of ?Cat Person???the short story that launched a thousand theories? (The Guardian)?comes Kristen Roupenian's highly anticipa...
  • Larry H
    Jan 31, 2019
    Wow, what a crazy collection of short stories this was!! Kristen Roupenian's debut collection, You Know You Want This , is at turns frank, brutal, disturbing, kinky, poignant, emotional, and eye-opening. Her stories are about relationships of all kinds?parental, romantic, sexual,...
  • Sara Mazzoni
    Mar 30, 2019
    Incollo quello che scrivevo su Facebook una settimana fa, sottoscrivendolo ora che ho letto anche gli ultimi due racconti: Sto leggendo Cat Person, la raccolta della scrittrice americana Kristen Roupenian, uscita per Einaudi (titolo originale You Know You Want This). Roupenian ha ri...
  • Skyler Autumn
    Feb 13, 2019
    5 Star ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! I am in love with Kristen Roupenian, I will read whatever this woman writes. You Know You Want This, is a collection of short stories that examines relationships, sex and gender dynamics. From the mind that created 'Cat Person' (a short story that st...
  • Jaclyn Crupi
    Nov 24, 2018
    A collection of mediocre short stories, nothing more, nothing less. ...
  • Ilenia Zodiaco
    Mar 24, 2019
    Racconti spiazzanti, racconti che ti mettono a disagio, che spezzano le convenzioni consolidate sulle relazioni, a cominciare dall'assunto per il quale ci sia una perfetta corrispondenza di sentimenti tra due amanti, che amare significa prima di tutto comprendere, che il desiderio sia ...
  • Doug
    Apr 19, 2019
    4.5, rounded down. Standard disclaimer: short story collections are SO not my forte, and I usually only succumb when there is a really compelling reason to do so; typically, as with this one, media hype. I'd read 'Cat Person' and enjoyed both the writing and the story itself, but ha...
  • Grazia
    Mar 10, 2019
    Istinti oscuri Non sono una lettrice di racconti e di solito non mi faccio catturare dal tam tam mediatico intorno ad un libro. In questo caso, la lettura č venuta proprio per mera curiositą e marketing efficace. Cat Person, il racconto pił letto e pił condiviso del momento,...
  • Marcello S
    Apr 03, 2019
    Nella versione Italiana questa raccolta prende il titolo dal suo racconto pił noto, diventato - poco pił di un anno fa - uno dei contenuti pił letti e condivisi sul sito del New Yorker. Pare che questo abbia portato Kristen Roupenian a firmare un contratto editoriale di un milione d...
  • Matteo Fumagalli
    Mar 11, 2019
    Videorecensione: https://youtu.be/7wr-GMWvq20 ...
  • Maria Johansen
    Apr 16, 2019
    Kristen Roupenian fastholder sin lęser i tolv modbydeligt frastųdende noveller med sex, magt og menneskelige relationer i centrum, og hun udnytter til fulde det faktum, at det frastųdende også altid tiltrękker. Hendes noveller er gribende intense, og hun demonstrerer en beundrin...
  • Katie Long
    Feb 21, 2019
    The adjectives that kept coming to mind while I was reading this one are fresh and fun. Of course, Roupenian doesn?t hit them all out of the park, but her voice and style are vibrant even in the couple of stories that don?t quite land. My favorite is the delightfully eerie ?Sardi...
  • ā˜½ Sono sempre vissuta nel castello Chiara
    Mar 04, 2019
    Cat person č il classico caso in cui la fama del libro precede il libro stesso: il racconto pił letto nella storia del New Yorker, il pił retwittato, la nuova promessa della letteratura americana, un contratto gią firmato per un futuro libro e una serie tv. Insomma, era una lettur...
  • Fra
    May 15, 2019
    Un'enorme delusione. A parte un paio di racconti davvero belli (soprattutto gli ultimi due), ho trovato questa raccolta acerba, inconcludente e nel complesso abbastanza noiosa. ...
  • Teresa
    Nov 12, 2018
    WHAT THE FU*K DID I JUST READ AND WHY DID I LOVE EACH AND EVERY GORGEOUSLY WRITTEN STORY SOOOO MUCH?!?!?!?! Now that I have that out of my system I honestly don't know where to start...this collection of short stories has skyrocketed to one of my favorite collection that fast...yes I ...
  • LittleSophie
    Nov 29, 2018
    These stories were a mixed bag and my suspicion is, that the publisher asked Roupenian, after the phenomenal success of Cat Person, if she had any other stories to publish. A lot of them feel quite unpolished and young, relying on shock value and overstretching the point. Cat Person,...
  • John Decker
    Jan 21, 2019
    There are three stories in this that are terribly clunky and out of place. I cannot bring myself to give it five stars. But the remainder of these are fantastically disgusting. This collection takes the absurd and wince-worthy all the way ? sometimes for ambiguous, sometimes sociopol...
  • Meike
    Jan 21, 2019
    I went into this equally curious and suspicious: I applaud a writer who gets the internet talking about a short story (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...), but the hype around Roupenian's debut collection has gained proportions that invite some kind of backlash. Looking at the ac...
  • Lark Benobi
    Mar 16, 2019
    The lack of genuine human intimacy, or even the hope of genuine human intimacy, is the most disappointing element in these suffocatingly ugly stories. This collection reminds me of the stories I used to write with my best friend in 8th grade, when we were both sure we knew everythi...
  • ā¤ļø
    Feb 04, 2019
    I think it's safe to say that the majority of people reading this book have done so simply because we read 'Cat Person' last year and were curious what else the author of it might come up with. I know that's why I picked it up. Cat Person was an interesting story in many ways. For o...
  • ns510
    Feb 26, 2019
    ?He would remember her for the rest of his life; they would be joined by the glistening strands of his fear.? When the short story Cat Person was first published, it generated a lot of hype. I suppose readers identified with it in some way, and enjoyed debating individual interp...