If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

"A Bitch Named Karma"- Review

"The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean; not to affect your reader, but to affect him precisely as you wish. "
Robert Louis Stevenson

Writer write for readers to interpret :)


Stephanie Haefner's "A bitch Named Karma" is in my opinion new age Literary Fiction. More adult in nature- as with most things in life including childrens cartoons, this book left me awestruck. Take todays working woman fixated on money, material possessions and put her into real life circumstance, and you have todays Heroine: Lexi Marshall. 

This Main Character has charisma, selfishness, an appetite for writing and all things gorgeous in life. Until Life happens to her. I can admit that in the first few pages I thought this character so selfish, but trusting the author, I read on and am completely enriched for doing so.

How many Women do we see in industries so very career orientated that family life never passes their lips. They want the fabulous parties, designer materials...Haefner's character completely engrosses this reality and takes it further! Today's female is no longer sure they want the children, the husband, the wifely duties, and this character mirrors this part of our society.

Haefner provides a solid plot, structured around modern society living, and adds in very brutal life changing circumstances. She took this character from completely self involved to an amazing tear jerking of emotions. The fact that the character is so raw, the language so blunt, and she changes into an actual human being was so powerful I found my eyes tearing up by the connection I felt with the character and her circumstances.

Lexi Marshall is the strong independent woman meeting life's obstacles head on and never flinching as she stares Karma in the eyes with barely  a blink of her lashes. This book, though not for the faint, is a must read for any female leading her own life.

I applaud Hefner's ability to "affect the reader precisely as (she) wished."
Buy here

13 comments:

Sondrae Bennett said...

Great review of a great book!

Alissa said...

Love the title on this one!

Stephanie said...

Summer...wow....I am so unbelievable speechless right now! I can't even try to explain this feeling...when someone reads your work and "gets" it so completely. This story started out as a silly thing...it was supposed to be funny and spoofy (if that's even a word) and as I wrote it, it morphed into so much more. This feeling right now is why I write stories for people to read. Thank you for giving this to me. :)

Jules said...

You just keep amazing me Ms Summer! What a great, well written review. Now I have to find a free copy somewhere. Unemployment sucks!

AND I'm sun burnt :(
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Summer Ross said...

Jules~~ thank you, and I'm sorry you are sun burnt. :(

Jemi Fraser said...

Love the title - sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the review :)

Lynda Young said...

I'm kinda put off by the cover, but your review makes it way more interesting than it looks ;)

Summer Ross said...

Lynda- by the end I guarantee tears LOL

Kristin Miller said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the review!

Cleverly Inked said...

This looks exciting

Stephanie said...

Thanks for all the comments! Hope you guys enjoy it just like Summer did!!

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

What a beautiful review! Thanks for this - I have this one to read on my Kindle for PC. :)

Anonymous said...

sounds like every rom-com ever madeand shoved into one book.

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