Comments: 7
BrokenTune 4 years ago
Not to mention that at 26% the misogyny is pretty rife.
BrokenTune 4 years ago
Oh, and I am also getting some Alexander Wilson vibes, even tho this is not a police/espionage thriller. I think it's the way that Easterbrook is "smarter" and more competent than the police and that there seems to be quite a bit of reliance on cliches.

I'm going to take a break from it shortly, and probably turn to Shakespeare.
BrokenTune 4 years ago
I'll probably finish it, as I am also curious what actually happened...and it is a short book. But it's not going to be a favourite unless Garve turns this around.
BrokenTune 4 years ago
My throwing out the "m"-word wasn't based on the plot where a friend is trying to exonerate his pal for the murder of a horrid woman, actually. It only first popped into my head when they interviewed the "girl", the bit on the side, Lucy, the nurse, who is portrayed as childish and hysterical and is patronised from the get go. It was the whole "calm down, dear" bit that got me riled.

When they later complained about Hilda not using make-up and not making an effort for her man, and being horrible, etc., that's where I got really miffed.
All the while, he is trying to but some sort of bogus psychological justification for her "abnormality" in place, which I am sure might have been believed as fact by some readers of the time, maybe even the auhor, and all the while I am sitting there wondering why no one seems to ask what made Hilda tick instead of just judging her by whatever cliche comes into their head.
That is where I got the misogyny from.