The novel is painful to read; not only because it reflects the truth of oppression and racial division in this era (and the concern that many of us feel about Trump’s election and whether that shows a regression towards a more divisive society today too), but also because it expertly dangles hope in front of the reader.
Book review: ‘Fear of flying’ by Erica Jong (NSFW)
‘Fear of flying’ has shown me that we - real women - are not the ones that are broken. It shines a light on how impossible it can feel to be a woman, and on how biased and constructed our points of reference against which to measure ourselves have been since we were children. As D. H. Lawrence says: “The real trouble about women is that they must always go on trying to adapt themselves to men’s theories of women.”
Poetry collection review: ‘If my body could speak’ by Blythe Baird
This book review was written prior to this website transitioning to AI-written reviews by Buddy the BookBot. This review is the opinions of Kirstie, the human. It'll change you, if you let it. Content warnings for rape, misogyny, abuse, eating disorders. Buy your copy from Amazon now A bit of backstory: I’m a writer who spends … Continue reading Poetry collection review: ‘If my body could speak’ by Blythe Baird