Kinsey and Me

Kinsey and Me

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Large Print - 2013
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Divided into two parts, the nine Kinsey stories show how much of Kinsey is a distillation of her creator's past; in the thirteen stories in the second part of the book, Kit Blue, a younger version of author Sue Grafton, reveals an undercurrent of sadness and muted pain.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press/Gale Cengage Learning, 2013
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781410454973
1410454975
Branch Call Number: L M GRAFTON
Characteristics: 385 p. (large print) ; 22 cm

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Doris527
Sep 07, 2015

Excellent short stories about Kinsey. The short stories about the author Grafton were too depressing to be read at bedtime for me. the ones I read were good however.

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EmilyEm
Dec 26, 2013

A series of short stories featuring Kinsey Millhone fills the first half of this book and Kit Blue?s?Sue Grafton?s own persona?memoir of growing up with alcoholic parents?a functioning father and not-so-functioning mother?comprises the second.

It was fun reading Kinsey stories in short form and interesting reading of Grafton?s early life since she believes Kinsey is much like she would have been, had early marriage and motherhood not taken her life on another path.

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banjodog
Jun 25, 2013

I have read every one of her books and I think I like this one the best. They are short stories and the last ones are about her life growing up with two alcoholic parents. Very moving.

btmslt Apr 17, 2013

Not Grafton's best work. The Kinsey stories demonstrate a good beginning to future work, as these stories are her beginning. The Kit stories were depressing, somewhat obvious and more cathartic for the writter than enjoyable for the reader. Grafton has done much better with her alphabet series.

ehbooklover Apr 12, 2013

I loved reading the Kinsey short stories. The “and Me” part of the book was just depressing.

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gmvasilnek
Apr 09, 2013

I'm not sure Kinsey translates well into short stories, not enough words to develop an interesting story.I didn't even finish it.

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lisastitch
Mar 25, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the Kinsey Millhone stories, though they are definitely short stories and I really prefer her novels.
The Kit Blue stories are much more serious and are definitely more autobiographical. They feel as if they were very therapeutic for Grafton to write, and certainly gave insight into what it would be like to live with an alcoholic. I liked the background they gave me, but didn't much enjoy reading them.

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amgibson
Mar 07, 2013

Enjoyed the first half of the book that contained the Kinsey short stories. The second half was not worth the read. Book is a very fast read, I read it from cover to cover in less than 1/2 day.

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maggiezad
Mar 02, 2013

Rather boring and very self serving.... I think if she wanted to write an autobiography this was not the way to go about it.

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gloryb
Feb 28, 2013

Nine short stories with Kinsey Millhone as the detective appear in half of this book. Some of these stories have been previously published in magazines, but they are not satisfying like her detective novels. They reminded me of the 5 minute mystery stories written for pre-teens I had bought for my child years ago. In Grafton's short stories, the crime, the clues, and the solution occur in a few pages. The focus is on how the crime is solved so additional characters she uses for "comic relief" in her novels are absent. There other half of the book also contains short stories, but these are about Kinsey's childhood which mirrored Grafton's own. Just not my cup of tea. Not a satisfying read.

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