Hello Kitty Must Die

Choi, Angela S.

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Hello Kitty Must Die
In this debut novel, the author "skewers the stereotypes of Asian girls as Hello Kitties ... and captures the disaffection of being young and smart in a country drowning in excess and saturated in media"--Dust jacket.

Publisher: Madison, WI : Tyrus Books, c2010
ISBN: 9781935562030
Branch Call Number: FICTION CHOI 2010
Characteristics: 250 p. ;,23 cm


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American Psycho meets The Joy Luck Club, with a pinch of Heathers for the thirty-something set.

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Jul 24, 2012
  • marisakdlr rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Interesting read. Dark, morbid sense of humor. Lampooned Asian and Asian American stereotypes of what Asian women are supposed to be. Deeply disturbing and funny at the same time.

Jun 15, 2012
  • aprilyee rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This book was described as "darkly humorous," but mostly it's just dark...and demented. It started out promising as the protagonist is a cheeky, rebellious "good (Asian American) girl gone bad," but Fiona takes "bad" to a whole nother level. "Bad" becomes psychotic. Sorry, too weird for me.

Dec 09, 2010
  • jkilling rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Easy read, interesting characters, dragged a bit in places, enjoyable ending.

Jul 30, 2010

A dark comedy set in the Bay Area about a woman who refuses to live the stereotypes of both a docile Asian woman and a happily married Mom. She meets a old school friend at the doctor's office (he is the doctor!) who just happens to be a sociopath and serial killer. Yet, she feels closer to him than anyone else, besides her exasperating parents. The only thing that was truly annoying were the numerous typos in the book. Where was the author's editor!?! Some may find it too dark; some may find it predictable; I found it amusing.


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