Writing Women 3
Vivian, a young high school girl fed up with the sexism and rank misogyny in her school, creates and distributes an anonymous zine called “Moxie” and unintentionally starts a feminist movement. I recently read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood for the first time and was terrified – it’s not a horror novel (or is […]
It’s all about the framing, you see, how the narrative is centred. Devon is a fifteen-year-old gymnastics prodigy well in her way to become an Olympian. Her parents Katie and Eric have dedicated their lives to make it so. By all accounts Devon is extraordinarily gifted, her single-minded dedication is an inspiration to the other […]
Warning: Spoilers! I’ve been thinking a lot about The Girl on the Train and the ways that we write about women. Touted as the new Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train has been everywhere here in the UK for the past year. It’s a major bestseller and as such, it has been featured prominently […]
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The Book Smugglers
1 : a book review blog specializing in speculative fiction and popgeekery for all ages since 2008.
2 : a digital-first publisher of speculative fiction and nonfiction since 2014.
3 : 2017 Hugo Nominee for Best Semiprozine
4 : a duo of awesomely badass book nerds