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July 2018: Dystopian > Red Clocks - Leni Zumas 3/5

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Nicole D. | 1529 comments Look, I'm sorry - there's nothing "ferociously imaginative" here. It's the 1950's with iPhones. It's far too probable to be provactive. I'm sickened, depressed and frankly afraid.

That being said, Zumas is a really good writer. The structure of the novel was interesting and she looked at women's "rights" from multiple points of view (perhaps this is the point of the Faroe Islands woman's inclusion - won't try to spell her name.) There were some absolutely great lines in this book, and I laughed out loud numerous times.

Even if I could separate myself from the topic, (which I clearly cannot) from a story perspective it's been done before.

I'm glad my reproductive years are behind me. And I wish this didn't have to be such a big polarizing topic. It's none of anybody's business.

Anita Pomerantz | 7309 comments I'm definitely enjoying this more than you did so far, but I'm not done yet so maybe I'll change my mind. I love the structure, and feel the author is saying more about feminism than meets the eye with her characterizations i.e. professional woman, young woman, unhappy wife, ostracized woman . . .even though the book seems a little "one issue" on its face, I feel like there is more to it. So many great lines . . .funny, but also just tartly succinct and memorable.

Susie What she said!

Sara (mootastic1) | 770 comments I just picked this book up at the library on a whim and see all my favorite readers have started without me. I shall get to it then.

Susie Fingers crossed you like it.

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