Heya T-Geeks. I picked up “Chemical Pink” by Katie Arnoldi yesterday and polished the novel off in about 3 1/2 hours. I highly, oh-so-extremely highly reccomend this read to my fellow forumites. “Chemical Pink” is a hilarious and harrowing tale of competative female bodybuilding. Arnoldi’s characters are fresh and disturbing, a lemony-dewness rubbed in an open sore. The story focuses on Aurora Johnson, a Georgia-hailing bodybuilder who come to California in attempt to compete. She becomes the object of infactuation and obsession of one Charles Worthington, a rich and increasingly sadistic “sponsor” of female competitors. Disturbing enough to hold your full attention the whole way through. Other MBE suggested titles: “The Rules of Attracton” , “The Informers”, and “Glamorama” by Brett Easton Ellis, “Choke” by Chuck Palahniuk, and my personal favorite, “Bear v. Shark” by Chris Bachelder. Lata.
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