4.27.2019

Review: Her Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Capsule review: #gender norms, body image, societal constraints, #mythological #archetypes of #women - all ripped from their forms and represented with perspective, humour, and scintillating writing that leaves you shaken, maybe unsure, but changed. read it.

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2.17.2018

Review: A Different Drummer

A Different Drummer A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Capsule Review: I almost couldn't see to read the final pages of this remarkable novel that tells such a moving #resistance tale. My own white tears partly, but also the sheer structural perfection and raw power of plot and characters. A black man writing through white eyes about black struggle. Yes, do #read it and weep. Tucker Caliban is a hero to match any other. #BlackHistoryMonth

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11.19.2017

Review: Don't Tell Me What to Do

Don't Tell Me What to Do Don't Tell Me What to Do by Dina Del Bucchia
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Capsule Review: What other things can be said about a book that sparkles already with shiny women characters like pearls and gems? I love them all through their struggles to be better or worse or different: their life goals radiate with strength through these mistressful stories. Favs: "Miss Supreme", "Under the 'I'", and: a biting commentary on our times: "The Gospel according to Kittany". #DontTellMeWhatToDO

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