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Kathleen Christopher Morley 9781141040490 Books

On the strength of the other Christopher Morley books I've read recently, I picked up this short story which was said to be hilariously funny. And while there were a few moments which made me laugh out loud, I'd have to say that the humor is what I've come to expect from Morley, low-key, a bit sly, but nothing too raucous. 

The Kathleen of the title is a young woman who becomes known to a group of undergrads through a misplaced letter to someone named "Joe." Over the rest of the term, the young men play a literary game during which they create a persona for Kathleen, and fall in love with her. When their break comes, they decide they're going to go seek her out, and the man who can get to know her and convince her to come to the college for some event, is the winner of the contest. Yeah, it's a little stalkerish, but not to worry, these boys are essentially decent sorts who are more interested in besting each other than ever really making any headway with Kathleen who they have elevated to almost royal status.

It's a silly story about a group of young students who are still fairly gauche, and don't really know how to talk to young women. There are misunderstandings, and wild foolishness, and in the end they confess, and no one wins the game, so no one is hurt or rejected. All in good fun.

And yes, it's dated. It is so very dated. The plot can be read like a rough idea for a dark mystery or thriller with a title like "The Girl Who Never Existed" or something like that. But if you read it with a thought to the era and milieu in which it was written, it probably won't seem all that sinister to you. I did enjoy it and I did find it funny, particularly when all the young men show up at Kathleen's house in some sort of disguise or other.

Product details

  • Paperback 190 pages
  • Publisher Nabu Press (December 31, 2009)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10 1141040492

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I have just read Kathken again, perhaps the third time over the years. It is delightful and laugh-out-loud funny! Do not try to read it before sleep, because it will wake you up! I just love Christopher Morley and Kathleen is a joy!
Rather a forgettable story. I can't even say whether I liked it or not. There wasn't much to remember or think about the main character in this book.
I should have paid heed to another reviewer and not read it before sleep. I laughed so hard I was gasping for air! With my eyes flooded with tears, I giggled and guffhawed to the end. The book begins with a literary game college students devise after reading a letter one found in the library. My friends and I played a similar game years ago about an article in the newspaper. While knowing the bare minimum of facts, a story is woven around the names in the letter. Each student takes turns writing a chapter. It soon gets out of hand when they try to find the beguiling woman who wrote the letter. Hilarious. I haven't laughed so hard since I first watched "Fawlty Towers."
On the strength of the other Christopher Morley books I've read recently, I picked up this short story which was said to be hilariously funny. And while there were a few moments which made me laugh out loud, I'd have to say that the humor is what I've come to expect from Morley, low-key, a bit sly, but nothing too raucous. 

The Kathleen of the title is a young woman who becomes known to a group of undergrads through a misplaced letter to someone named "Joe." Over the rest of the term, the young men play a literary game during which they create a persona for Kathleen, and fall in love with her. When their break comes, they decide they're going to go seek her out, and the man who can get to know her and convince her to come to the college for some event, is the winner of the contest. Yeah, it's a little stalkerish, but not to worry, these boys are essentially decent sorts who are more interested in besting each other than ever really making any headway with Kathleen who they have elevated to almost royal status.

It's a silly story about a group of young students who are still fairly gauche, and don't really know how to talk to young women. There are misunderstandings, and wild foolishness, and in the end they confess, and no one wins the game, so no one is hurt or rejected. All in good fun.

And yes, it's dated. It is so very dated. The plot can be read like a rough idea for a dark mystery or thriller with a title like "The Girl Who Never Existed" or something like that. But if you read it with a thought to the era and milieu in which it was written, it probably won't seem all that sinister to you. I did enjoy it and I did find it funny, particularly when all the young men show up at Kathleen's house in some sort of disguise or other.
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