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The Girl in the Road: A Novel - Community Reviews back

by Monica Byrne
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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 4 years ago
This was a really weird story set in the near future. I liked it, but it was really weird. The protagonist, Meena, is a woman on the run and quite disturbed. It's told in the first person with time jumps between Meena and another woman who predates her, Miriama. The narrative seems confusing at firs...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 4 years ago
 This was a really weird story set in the near future. I liked it, but it was really weird. The protagonist, Meena, is a woman on the run and quite disturbed. It's told in the first person with time jumps between Meena and another woman who predates her, Miriama. The narrative seems confusing at fir...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it 6 years ago
I need time to process this one. There were definitely goosebump moments, but I'm not so sure about this one. I could be convinced either way whether or not this one is good. I could also defend either way whether this one is worth reading or not. I'm torn...Review to come eventually.
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews
Injoy's Blogs + Book Reviews rated it 6 years ago
I received a free kindle copy of The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne, published by Crown Publishing from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. I gave this intriguing, brilliantly written unusual novel which takes place in the future five stars. It was a page turner for me. There are blends of ...
Stop Making Sense
Stop Making Sense rated it 6 years ago
This is the story--told in alternating, first-person chapters--of Meena and Mariama, who are heading toward each other but separated by about 20 years. Meena is fleeing west after an apparent assassination attempt back in her Indian home, whereas Mariama is heading east from Mauritania, after witnes...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it 7 years ago
Just couldn't quite get in to it. It wasn't written that poorly, but it felt like a big jumble at times, and I'm no fan of first person POV which put me off more. It was intriguing, though, and I may return to it.
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 7 years ago
Wow. I've been struggling to think of a way to describe this reading experience. Let's just begin by ripping a description right off of Monica Byrne's website:In a world where global power has shifted east and revolution is brewing, two women embark on vastly different journeys -- each harrowing and...
A Thread of Fiction
A Thread of Fiction rated it 7 years ago
When I was choosing my next book, I pulled this up on Goodreads and saw a 3.75 average rating and so many people raving in their 5-star reviews. I thought to myself, well this must be a good book! It finally came in the mail and I dove right in. I wanted to love it, I really did. But, alas, I did no...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 7 years ago
The Girl in the Road, the debut novel by Monica Byrne, is a futuristic mythical story of the journeys of two women and a bridge across the Arabian Sea, reaching from India to Ethiopia. It seems as if the book sets out to make a philosophical point, but it tries too hard and gets lost in the process....
If These Books Could Talk
If These Books Could Talk rated it 7 years ago
Finally got my head around the ending and finished the review:http://ifthesebookscouldtalk.com/2014/06/23/girl-in-road/
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