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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I actually found this appealing, as I did not think that the author meant us to believe that Alexia actually lacked a soul as defined as the spiritual or moral aspect of human nature; rather, I thought she was setting up a commentary on authority (religious, scientific, patriarchal) and how it constructs identity for those under it.


message 2: by karen (new)

karen i got so excited for a minute.

message 3: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Hahaha, +1 for song reference. I haven't heard that in years!

message 4: by mark (new)

mark monday i did not expect to read a sophisticated discussion of soullessness and what it might mean in this review - awesome!

message 5: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Thanks, mark! I thought that was one of the most (potentially) interesting things in the book and was disappointed she didn't get more into it. Maybe in the sequel...

message 6: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Yeah, one of the things I did not like about this book was feeling like she copped out on the hard stuff.

message 7: by karen (new)

karen they should call that store something else.

message 8: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Me? I live in California. I've never been to karen's store -- or even met karen, actually. It will happen eventually, I'm sure.

message 9: by karen (new)


and i am its queen.

message 10: by Miriam (new)

Miriam I will come to your Union Square and read Changeless without buying it.

message 11: by karen (new)

karen make sure you get some kind of food on it, and break the spine a little. i do so love people who do that.

message 12: by Mariel (new)

Mariel I'd skim it. I skimmed all of these for the better parts. It's just too repetitive!

message 13: by Brad (last edited May 31, 2016 03:11PM) (new)

Brad Not only was the discussion of soullessness awesome, but you may have written one of the top ten lines in the history of goodreads, Miriam: "my Throbbing Vulva made me do it" crap! So f*ing awesome!

message 14: by Miriam (new)

Miriam Thanks, Brad. Just trying to capture the romerotical Zeitgeist.

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