Kitty Thomas-The Game Maker

Today is a twofer, and we are getting a new Kitty Thomas as our second post today. And if you’ve read here a minute or two, you know that I love Kitty Thomas. She writes twisty twisty mindfucks. I mean, the second you think you know what’s going on in any of her books, you find out that nope, you’re wrong. And that’s in her just more straightforward books. When you get into the REAL mindfucks, then oh my god, you might need a map to keep track of everything. And let me tell you, The Game Maker is well and truly a Kitty book.

We start with Kate. She’s just about to become homeless because she recently broke up with her boyfriend, who oh yeah, also caused problems with her job. So, she’s at the end of her rope and decides that she’s going to go out and get a goddamn drink. She decides, in her drunk brain, to call her former douchebag, and he says he’ll pay her to be his whore so go outside to wait for him. Only, that’s not quite what happens.

When Kate wakes up, she’s naked in a cell, and has no clue what’s going on. All she’s told is that there is a game and she’s a piece of it.

Oh, there is just sooooooo much going on in this. I really don’t want to go much further into anything, because it would be really easy to spoil anything. I like Kate. I think that she spends a lot of time in her head trying to figure out what is going on and how to handle it. It’s hard for her to get a good grasp on things, just because of the way that the game is played. When you look at chesspieces, I think that she is the pawn. Maybe. It’s not the best comparison, but I think it doesn’t suck. She can’t see the player, she just sees the moves that she makes, but not the pattern behind those moves and why she has to make those moves. If that makes sense. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes and she’s not privy to any of that information. I don’t know what she would’ve done if she had any of that information.

OK, there’s really nothing going on under the pic, because I don’t have any spoilers. I do have a thought-ish. I wonder, if we came back and checked in on Kate in 5 years, what she would be like. That’s all for this one, go check it out.


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