In this review of Bull and Other Stories, Michael Czyzniejewski considers characters that are complex, flawed, and downright unlikable at times (in the case of an angsty and rebellious teenager), noting Kathy Anderson’s ability to pull off multiple perspectives. Here’s an excerpt:
Kathy Anderson’s stories in Bull are tiny bursts of human angst, filled with characters trying to have their perspectives heard, understood, and agreed with, frustrated that they’re often not. Most of the people I met are deeply flawed, characters stuck in stubborn realities, conflicts that don’t always bring out their best selves. That made my time with Anderson’s book enjoyable. Lost souls make bad choices, but it’s mostly bad people being bad, owning it every second.
Read the full review here.