Kurtness writes smoothly … Readers into passive-aggressive fantasies will best appreciate this one.
A chilling justification of a life of violence, as nonchalant as it is grim.
In deceptively simple prose, Kurtness mounts a poignant and timely argument about the danger of running headlong into the hands of technologies we don’t fully understand....The true horror in Of Vengeance lies in Kurtness’s ability to sway you to the protagonist’s side; more than once, I caught myself wholeheartedly agreeing with her worldview. Part of the reason she’s so relatable is that she’s not just a villain, she’s a victim as well.
Montreal Review of Books
This chiseled writing, this extraordinary character and this particular humour may seduce the most difficult reader
A softly creepy look into a sociopath starting with her thoughts as a 12-year-old. Narrated in a non-linear fashion, she starts with an incident from her past and her philosophy of who deserves to be punished. She’s out for revenge on wrongdoers who bully or disrupt the environment. She grew up with loving parents and a nice home but this is how she is wired. I’m not sure how I feel about the ending but I can see how she evolved to commit that last act.
Audrey Huang, Belmont Books