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The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2019, after-retirement, dystopia

It irritates me that this book is described as a “feminist dystopia” and compared with excellent books like The Handmaid’s Tale. It simply doesn’t compare at all! I don’t think that it ranks as a feminist book either, as there is nothing feminist about it, as far as I can see.

I struggled with the first half of the book, but persevered and managed to finish with the story becoming more compelling in the second half. It is certainly an odd book and difficult to write about without spoilers. I am not sure why it was long-listed for a prize as it just does not seem to be of such a standard, but again there are very mixed views here so what do I know?
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Reading Progress

November 18, 2019 – Started Reading
November 18, 2019 – Shelved
November 23, 2019 – Shelved as: 2019
November 23, 2019 – Shelved as: after-retirement
November 23, 2019 – Shelved as: dystopia
November 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

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