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by Nicola Griffith
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brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it 5 years ago
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham It has been quite a few years since I read this novel, but I thought it was absolutely terrific and I remember it vividly. The story opens when the main character Philip is a lonely young boy with a club foot being raised by his aunt and uncle. As soon as he...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 6 years ago
This is one of those frustrating books that is loaded with potential, but ultimately falls short of greatness. Griffith sets out to write a book portraying women as people, rather than as some sort of two-dimentional alien creatures. (I know this is her goal because she states as much in an afterwar...
Affairs of M/Men
Affairs of M/Men rated it 9 years ago
Griffith wrote one of my favorite books so I was disappointed when I didn't care for this. It was well written but it was too much like primitive sf which I don't care for, and the messages just felt too obvious too me which hampered my enjoyment of the story.
Datepalm
Datepalm rated it 10 years ago
This book utterly outwore my patience. Not much plot and lousy characters. And, of course, the politics. That women are people is fine sentiment, but I think it would take more than one real character to get that across. The main characters personal-growth-via-embracing-ancient-wisdom-of-natives sto...
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it 10 years ago
It's ok though maybe a bit too predictable to me. Maybe it's because I've read this author's other stuff before.
All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World rated it 10 years ago
Can't help but wonder if Joanna Russ (or her estate) received any royalties for this, as the underlying idea is pretty much lifted from her short story, "When It Changed."
Pants' Books & Stuff!
Pants' Books & Stuff! rated it 10 years ago
(review originally posted on my livejournal account: http://intoyourlungs.livejournal.com/16215.html)Read For: calico_reaction's Alphabet Soup book club (August)Like many of the other book club titles I have read this year, I had never heard of Nicola Griffith, or any of her previous work. So, I wen...
Bun's Books
Bun's Books rated it 11 years ago
I really enjoyed this. One of the several reasons I enjoyed it is, as other reviewers here have also noted, that although the planet in this story is a planet of all women, its not a planet of all cliches about women. The people in this tale are first and primarily people, not gender caricatures, ...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it 13 years ago
Very solid first novel from Griffith, whom I adore. It's interesting to go backwards and read this now that she's got several more books out- one notices some themes and tropes that will recur in a more mature and polished fashion. Griffith's characters are real and fully-fleshed. Her world is expan...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 15 years ago
Didn't finish. I've liked Griffith's work before, but I just couldn't care about the main characters.
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