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Abigail Abernathy by T.R. Goodman
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I would have given the story two stars if it had been edited, or at least properly proofread, but I found the occasional missing word and typo to be rather irritating. On top of that, I could not find the plot interesting or the characters endearing. I'd usually root for a young woman who tries to earn a living in a profession considered a man's job, or in a society where any job is considered a man's job, but I found I could't actually care whether or not Abigail would manage to keep her job, since she seems to have got that job as a favour and her job seemed ludicrously easy. Having worked as tech support, I know from experience that there is a fairly large number of men who will insist, in this day and age, that they need the help of a man as they are certain their problem could never be fixed by a woman, no mater how well qualified she may be or how trifling the problem might be. I found it downright insulting that the author has shown Abigail, living in a society where the vast majority of women are confined to being obedient housewives, to have been met with mere surprise and not an ounce of misogyny.
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November 5, 2014 – Shelved
November 5, 2014 – Shelved as: steampunk
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