A review by kojali
Kink: Stories by Garth Greenwell, R.O. Kwon

adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No


Eh. I read this within a few hours today and I was woefully unimpressed. I was attracted to what this book could have been, but it fell short for me. I felt like a lot of these stories were kinky for the sake of being kinky, that’s it. On a positive note, the selection of authors is decently diverse, which shows through the differing tones throughout this volume. I think that the best stories are “The Cure” by Melissa Febos; “Oh, Youth” by Brandon Taylor; and “The Lost Performance of the High Priestess of the Temple” by Carmen Maria Machado. Besides these three, the stories in these pages lacked sufficient nuance and edge. I won’t read this again, but I will certainly read more works by the authors of my favorite 3 stories. 

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