I have #mecfs so I have a lot of time for reading, mostly #fantasy and #SciFi but I'm happy to dip into nearly anything.
Ratings: 1 star: I didn't like it 2 stars: it was okay 3 stars: I liked it 4 stars: I really liked it 5 stars: it was brilliant
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Argues forcefully & convincingly that white womanhood has been (and still is) instrumental in upholding #WhiteSupremacy. I will never see the #intersection of #race & #gender so naively again. A must read for all - for solidarity & reflection.
Reading time 18 days, 12 pages/day
Post-climate apocalypse in #HuonValley & #Hobart. Mostly believable (ex-PM was a caricature, and questionable lack of planning for expedition) with survivors being both humane & loving, but also merciless when called for. Unnerving to see local area in this light.
Reading time 7 days, 47 pages/day
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@unsuspicious I feel like I was mugged. Tricked into thinking I was reading a harmless fantasy trope, then boom, having the Rape of Nanking shoved in my face. Apart from wider awareness of the horrors of that war, I'm not really sure what literary purpose it served.
A reimagining of China & Japan, with shamans & gods for interest, and war crimes & genocide for a horrifying reality check. Misleadingly begins with standard 'orphan goes to hero school' trope, but turns disturbingly dark without warning.
Reading time 6 days, 88 pages/day
Biography of Virginia Hall, one of the most effective Allied agents who organised the French resistance during WW2. Lacks the narrative tension to do justice to this incredibly capable woman and the many intense trials she and her associates suffered through. Appalling misogynistic treatment by CIA during Cold War.