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Ammonite by Nicola Griffith
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May 21, 12

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Read in May, 2012

I really wanted to like this book, and I found enough features in it TO like to keep reading it, but I also found it rather problematic.

The good - I liked the author's premise, which was to make a sci fi story about women who did not need to take on the aspects of men to be heroes. I liked that she was writing this in an effort to show women as people rather than The Other, which I think is rather something lacking in the story.

That being said, several details, which I think had entirely due to my personal preference and way of thinking made it difficult for me to absorb myself in the book, primarily to do with answering the question of how the women, in a world without men, procreated. It felt too... unsupported by any plausible facts and whimsical for me to accept.

And once it went down that road, it seemed to stay there, in the too whimsical world.

I would not recommend AGAINST reading this book, and don't regret reading it, but probably wouldn't RECOMMEND this one either.
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Jamie START WRITING REVIEWS WOMAN


message 2: by Mei (new) - rated it 2 stars

Mei I WAS IN PARIS AND ON MY IPHONE WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?


message 3: by Mei (new) - rated it 2 stars

Mei THERE. GAWD


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