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message 1: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Ugh, I have a feeling I’m not going to like this either, but after “The Martian,” I just have to see for myself. Great review.


message 2: by Matthew (new)

Matthew Lloyd She points out that she's a girl so often how did an editor not do something about that?


message 3: by Marzie (new)

Marzie We are in perfect agreement! Can I tell you how much I loathed this book? I was so disappointed. Jazz as so badly written, but all the characters were! And I still have no idea how it made it to the Goodreads Best of 2017 finals for sci-fi *before it was published* and managed *cough* to win with three times the numbers of votes as it had reviews the week after it published. Another interesting fact? Amazon wouldn’t publish my review for two weeks after the book released. Now, not only do I not like the book, I think the publisher and/or his agent bought its positioning in the rankings.


message 4: by Mel (new)

Mel Fantastic review! Also, thanks for including the quote. You made sure I am not gonna read the book since this representation and the stereotypical gender platitude is a no-go for me.


message 5: by Erin-Elizabeth (new)

Erin-Elizabeth Oh no! Sounds like a classic case of unbelievable female characterisation! Not good. Great review!


message 6: by Tammy (new)

Tammy I didn’t like this either. Great review, Philip


message 7: by Adina (new)

Adina Not you as well, Damn, i still want to read it although I will probably be disappointed.


message 8: by Philip (new)

Philip Sharon wrote: "Ugh, I have a feeling I’m not going to like this either, but after “The Martian,” I just have to see for myself. Great review."

Yeah I won't blame you for trying, the reviews have been mixed but some have really enjoyed it! Good luck. :)


message 9: by Philip (new)

Philip Matthew wrote: "She points out that she's a girl so often how did an editor not do something about that?"

I know, right?! I really didn't need to be reminded that often. :)


message 10: by Philip (new)

Philip Marzie wrote: "We are in perfect agreement! Can I tell you how much I loathed this book? I was so disappointed. Jazz as so badly written, but all the characters were! And I still have no idea how it made it to th..."

It wouldn't surprise me if that was the case. Or there was just so much love for The Martian left over that everyone figured they'd like it sight unseen (or unread, I suppose). I've given up on the GR awards for that very reason, it's just ridiculous.


message 11: by Philip (new)

Philip Mel wrote: "Fantastic review! Also, thanks for including the quote. You made sure I am not gonna read the book since this representation and the stereotypical gender platitude is a no-go for me."

Thanks, Mel. :) Yeah I promise you that this is not the book for you haha.


message 12: by Philip (new)

Philip Erin-Elizabeth wrote: "Oh no! Sounds like a classic case of unbelievable female characterisation! Not good. Great review!"

Yep it's your typical "Strong Female Character" trope that basically equates to a carbon copy of Mark Watney in female form, because woman can do anything men can, so why not write them exactly like male characters? :)


message 13: by Philip (new)

Philip Tammy wrote: "I didn’t like this either. Great review, Philip"

Thank you, Tammy. :) Glad we're on the same page.


message 14: by Philip (new)

Philip Adina wrote: "Not you as well, Damn, i still want to read it although I will probably be disappointed."

Your mileage may vary, there have been some people who really enjoyed it, but if you do read, go in with low expectations haha.


message 15: by Alex Can Read (new)

Alex Can Read I Haaaaaaate this book. Capital H HATE. Jazz was so badly written it's insulting.


message 16: by ElphaReads (new)

ElphaReads Absolutely, regarding the characterization. So maddening.


message 17: by Liz (new)

Liz Kirchhoff YES. I hated it so, so much. And I loved his first one. This was just a bad book.


message 18: by Pearl (new)

Pearl I dnf-d this pretty early into the book, it was a non-stop cringefest, i ended up setting it down and losing interest in continuing😅.


message 19: by Eilonwy (new)

Eilonwy I love this review, because you call out so many things that tell me that this book and I would not get along at all! Thank you, Philip! These kinds of details are really helpful.


message 20: by Philip (new)

Philip Lizhubert wrote: "YES. I hated it so, so much. And I loved his first one. This was just a bad book."

ElphaReads wrote: "Absolutely, regarding the characterization. So maddening."

Alex (Alex Can Read) wrote: "I Haaaaaaate this book. Capital H HATE. Jazz was so badly written it's insulting."

SUPER disappointing after The Martian. I almost wish he wouldn't have given her a personality at all. :)


message 21: by Philip (new)

Philip Pearl wrote: "I dnf-d this pretty early into the book, it was a non-stop cringefest, i ended up setting it down and losing interest in continuing😅."

I came really close to DNFing during the first half. I guess I'm glad I finished because it got better, but eh... probably not worth it haha.


message 22: by Philip (new)

Philip Eilonwy wrote: "I love this review, because you call out so many things that tell me that this book and I would not get along at all! Thank you, Philip! These kinds of details are really helpful."

Thanks, Eilonwy. :) Always happy to help!


message 23: by Erin-Elizabeth (new)

Erin-Elizabeth Philip wrote: “Yep it's your typical "Strong Female Character" trope that basically equates to a carbon copy of Mark Watney in female form, because woman can do anything men can, so why not write them exactly like male characters? :)”

In total agreement with you there; you’re preaching to the converted. This book is up for review on a major radio station this week (BBC radio 2) so I’m really interested to see whether the listeners feel the same as the reviews I’ve read on here about it.


message 24: by Philip (new)

Philip Erin-Elizabeth wrote: " Philip wrote: “Yep it's your typical "Strong Female Character" trope that basically equates to a carbon copy of Mark Watney in female form, because woman can do anything men can, so why not write ..."

I'll be interested to check out the consensus there as well. Readers seem to have very mixed opinions.


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