I’ve Got a Time Bomb
Sybil is the anti-heroine that you learn to love: she’s a bisexual trans woman, she’s not above fucking you to get what she wants (you ...more
Sample: "Syb left the burbling gas can in the sand and stashed the other ones under a scrap of canvas to be dusted with the sand-plain winds. Then she wrapped a dampened bandanna over her mouth and set out to walk the few miles back into Salt Plain City.
"By the time she arrived she had a saltsicle growing like a psychedelic bass player goatee on her chin. Every breath in the salt plains gives you 0.03% of your daily recommended intake of sodium. It was 10 a ...more
this book is crazy. it's so refreshing to see a trans narrative that's a narrative instead of, like, a sad lgbtq archetype or something. and sybil - or should i say sterile? - just blows me away. the most striking scenes are perhaps either the incident itself or when sybil and a friend shoot up - estrogen.
it took me a while to finish, maybe because of the somewhat cyclical nature of the narrative, but ...more
I think I ought to mention that, like with Nevada, I doubt I can review this book, much less evaluate it. Except to say "omg this, this book." (Btw if you haven't read that other book I just mentioned, and you got this far, I think you're gonna want to read that too. Because it's awesome af.) I'm a 30-year-old weirdo loner trans lady. It feels really close to home, or maybe the home I wanna/>
Get a better understanding of american geography by seeing it through her brain-damaged eyes.
read it. read this book.
This book has a wild, post-apocalyptic vibe at first. Kind of Mad Max-y. Except the setting is Post-Katrina, not post-apocalypse. The main character, Sybil, even spends time cruising around in a crazy modified ice cream truck, and there is gas thievery.
The adventure follows Syb as she tumbles around through squats and whatnots, befriending or sort-of-almost connecting with various other adventurers, trying to connect or not trying to c ...more
Anyway, I think this book i ...more