Author Spotlight & Reviews

3rd Grade Book Report

I like it.

I like this book.

This book is called Bluets. Maggie Nelson wrote it. I read Bluets. I liked Bluets. It is about a woman who loves the color blue. The woman who loves the color blue is Maggie Nelson. She also loves a man but not really. She is also sad but not really. The word fucking is in this book a few time. Also the word fuck is in this book. One time Maggie Nelson said this in an interview: “The words feel like irritants in the soft lap of an oyster, as Henry James had it. Then the pearl — if one could call it that with a straight face — starts to congeal around the irritant. A snowball in the muck.

This is Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson writes memoirs and poems. She has published six books since 2001. That seems crazy. The End.

16 Comments

  1. Sean

      I just read about this book! Should I read it?

  2. Sean

      I just read about this book! Should I read it?

  3. Catherine Lacey

      absolutely.

  4. Catherine Lacey

      absolutely.

  5. Sean

      OK, I will.

  6. Sean

      OK, I will.

  7. Alexis

      Her book Jane: A Murder, poems about the murder of her aunt, is great.

  8. Alexis

      Her book Jane: A Murder, poems about the murder of her aunt, is great.

  9. C

      I sent this as a Christmas gift to my sister, but Amazon forgot to wrap it and put a card on it, so my mom intercepted it and thought it was for her (I got her Cullen’s Columbine.) She read it in one night and called me the next day. How did you know, she said. How did I know what, I said. That book is about me, she said. I thought she was talking about Columbine. It is, I said. Yes, she said. This book is talking about me, she said. I had no idea she was talking about Bluets until a couple of days ago when she told me that she read it again.

  10. C

      I sent this as a Christmas gift to my sister, but Amazon forgot to wrap it and put a card on it, so my mom intercepted it and thought it was for her (I got her Cullen’s Columbine.) She read it in one night and called me the next day. How did you know, she said. How did I know what, I said. That book is about me, she said. I thought she was talking about Columbine. It is, I said. Yes, she said. This book is talking about me, she said. I had no idea she was talking about Bluets until a couple of days ago when she told me that she read it again.

  11. drew kalbach

      second that.

      although i think i liked bluets better.

  12. drew kalbach

      second that.

      although i think i liked bluets better.

  13. crispin

      i want to watch the waterboy with maggie nelson
      and i want to spend some time with maggie nelson too

  14. crispin

      i want to watch the waterboy with maggie nelson
      and i want to spend some time with maggie nelson too

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