#JusJoJan ~ 1/27/19 – Cathartic and J-Dub’s Review of “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty

T’is Sunday 1/27/19 in the year of our Lord.  Oh that was so yesterday’s news.

Today we jot!  Enthralling Journey prompted us with “cathartic”! Click here to find her last post .  Why hello there!  You’ve picked a good one. I am going to link this baby up.

I have been reading y’all.  Just for fun!  And for me that is cathartic!  Now I know you might not believe I am using the word correctly but I am!  Swear. Here’s the proper definition:

ca·thar·tic

Dictionary result for cathartic

/kəˈTHärdik/
adjective
  1. providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions; causing catharsis.

For me, reading is physical too.  I inhale words.  I spontaneously yell out during the good parts or the not so good parts and the oh my land sake’s alive parts!!  Reading takes me to another place. That’s the psychological part.  My mind is set free!

Mr. Google went on to add:

MEDICINE
(chiefly of a drug) purgative.

In my case, I reach catharsis via reading … totally drug free. Not like those on retreat in the book “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty.  I stayed up to 1 AM to finish.  I just could not stop until the last word!! I promised a review and here it comes y’all.  Sans spoilers.

Check here and here for preliminary teasers.

A group of nine strangers meet at a retreat.  All are partaking in this quest for spiritual enlightenment for varying reasons.  The story is told in alternating chapters titled with the name of the guest or the owner or her staff in which they give perspective and let us into their lives.  The characters are well developed and their sub-plots are very interesting.  The story moves quickly and never loses pace.

In the aftermath, the titles change to non specific dates … one week after … etc.  Finally the titles end but we do not need titles.  Those final moments for me were a mind bend.  Very clever in my humble opinion.  I think I understood what I was reading but not 100% sure.  I’d love to discuss at  my “real” book club.

Score one for the creative types.  Thank you Liane!  Look at me … acting like I know her.  Like she’d even see this post.  But heeeyyyy girl, if you do stumble across me in bloglandia (stranger things have happened) just know this fan girl would love to meet ya.

As always, more to come.

Thanks to Linda for hosting #JusJoJan.  Now to see what the others have jotted or to jot something yourself, take a gander at this!!

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