by Lisa Alther | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 1860497098 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingLeishaCamdenwing of Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on 3/12/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by wingLeishaCamdenwing from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

From the front cover:

'Wildly, ribaldly funny, the dazzling American best-seller'

The blurb:

'Reinforces our newfound knowledge that women *can* and *do* write just as powerfully ... and unsqueamishly about sex as men'

Teenage sex-freaks, serious sophomores, lesbian hippies, thwarted suburban mothers - America is full of 'em, but none quite like our heroine who is all of these *and* more.

Zany, witty, sexy, as American as blueberry pie, and far too prone to take on the coloring of those around her, Ginny Babcock lures the reader through a riotous, raunchy, non-stop American odyssey in an attempt to discover the whys and wherefores of her own delicious self.

'Kinflicks' is the novel that has taken America by storm: a 'powerful', 'ambitious', 'funny', 'lucid' and 'unfailingly honest, first novel', it will, as Doris Lessing found, have you laughing at four in the morning.'

This is a paperback copy from Penguin books, published in 1977, reprinted 1979. The book was first published in the US in 1976.

The blurb isn't very good - and has one of the most appalling uses of an Oxford comma that I've ever seen - but don't let that fool you, this is a completely brilliant book. I read it years ago, more than ten years ago it must have been, and I was totally blown away by it. It was so completely gripping and so completely funny, all at the same time. I read the book in the Norwegian translation, which I remember as excellent - I guess I should read it in English too now. :-) I have another copy lying around that I plan to read one of these days. :-)

'Kinflicks' is the story of Virginia 'Ginny' Babcock, an all-American girl who struggles - *really* struggles!! - to find herself in the 1960s and -70s. Unlike many who set out on that odyssey, Ginny has no idea whatsoever of who she may be, or maybe I should say of who she *could* be or wants to be. So she figures she just has to try a little of everything. Saint or slut? Schoolgirl or slacker? Hausfrau or hippie? Straight or gay? Yes, who is Ginny Babcock? Who is she really?

I bought this book at a flea market at Vinderen elementary school in Oslo on Sunday, June 3rd, 2007.

Released 12 yrs ago (6/28/2008 UTC) at Pridepark - Skeive dager in -- wild release somewhere in Oslo, Oslo fylke Norway



Somewhere in the Pridepark area on City Hall Square. :-)

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