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Monster, She Wrote by Lisa Kröger
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it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2019, non-fiction, writers, women-writers, horror, science-fiction, fantasy

This is a very ambitious project: gather together the unknown, forgotten, overlooked and underappreciated female pioneers of horror and speculative fiction. There are the usual suspects, of course: Mary Shelley, Shirley Jackson, Toni Morrison, Tanith Lee, Anne Rice. Unfortunately, to an extent, this book became the victim of its own ambition. I appreciated the obvious research that has been put in, especially for those writers I've never heard of before. At the same time, I wish some of these writers had been expanded upon, and excerpts and analyses of their stories included. As it is, though this is a worthwhile book, it ends up being a rather superficial one.

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Reading Progress

October 30, 2019 – Started Reading
October 30, 2019 – Shelved
November 2, 2019 – Finished Reading
November 3, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-2019
November 3, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
November 3, 2019 – Shelved as: writers
November 3, 2019 – Shelved as: women-writers
November 3, 2019 – Shelved as: horror
November 3, 2019 – Shelved as: science-fiction
November 3, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy

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