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How to Kill Men and Get Away With It by Katy Brent

About the Book- How to Kill Men and Get Away With It

Meet Kitty Collins.

Have you ever walked home at night, keys in hand, ready to throw a punch in self-defence? That’s how it all started. The killing spree, I mean.

I sort of tripped into this role… Literally. The first one was following me. That guy from the nightclub who wouldn’t leave me alone. I pushed him, he stumbled, and fell onto his own broken wine bottle. Oops. It was such a waste of a good house white.

But now I can’t seem to stop and nor do I want to… I’ve got a taste for revenge and quite frankly, I’m killing it.

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“He doesn’t look like a monster though. But they don’t, do they?
Otherwise, they’d never get the opportunity to be monsters.”

Read on for our review of How to Kill Men and Get Away With It by Katy Brent

Our Review of How to Kill Men and Get Away With It

Maybe it’s because I had read a couple of books with a similar theme that I wasn’t exactly blown away by the book. but I still did love the book. The theme was something that I had exactly in almost a similar title too and that too quite recently. so I felt the book was getting quite predictable and not surprising enough.

One of the things that I noticed in the book is that it behaves like a Vogue magazine. Almost every chapter, every page, is throwing brand names and name droppings like crazy. I admit that it might have been done to create an ambience of the elite social status that the characters enjoy or to set the foundation of the lifestyle the story is set in. I do see that and appreciate it but after a certain point, it kind of started getting on my nerves as I felt that it was the third wheel in every scene.

There would be an extremely important scene happening and the book just focuses on the high-end sofa or curtain or boots rather than the gravity of the scene. That was the one thing that kept bothering me

I would say that the treatment of the book is somewhere between casual and serious. There are points where it does get serious and it reels you in but otherwise, it takes on a casual tone for almost everything including events that can be highly triggering. This acts as both good and bad. Good in the manner that it at least won’t haunt you and you can read it without being jostled. Bad, because you fail to take things seriously despite how serious it is.


In conclusion, I would say that I have mixed feelings about the book. Unfortunately, since I had actually read a similar-themed book pretty recently, that meant the timing was definitely off for me to pick this book. Then the fact that the book took a casual approach to whatever was happening meant that I couldn’t completely immerse myself in the gusto that it demanded. Having said that I would still say that the book is quirky and wicked fun. Definitely worth picking up but would advise against taking it seriously. In that way, it will help you to enjoy it as a dark comedy.

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