TW: racism, slavery, rape. Welcome back! Sorry for today’s review being a little later than usual, but in good news, I’ve been for my second COVID-19 vaccination today, and forgot about writing this review in the excitement! I received this book in the second Feminist Book Box.
Happy Saturday! Hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Today, I’m talking about Missing by Alison Moore. This review is a bit shorter than usual I’m afraid, because I’m super worn down from being back at work, and having had a busy week generally!
I received Their Eyes Were Watching God in the March Feminist Book Box from Hachette, which happened to be both my first book box, and the first Feminist Book Box! I was so excited it had been chosen, because I was aware of Zora Neale Hurston, and this novel, but only had it on the edges of my radar. It was one that I had heard of, and would have eventually wanted to read, but it being included in the book box gave me the perfect opportunity to read!
I received a copy of this book from the publishers free of charge for review purposes. Receiving a free copy has not influenced my opinion on this book, and all my thoughts are honest.
Fifty Sounds by Polly Barton is the kind of book that I wish I read more of. If you’re a person who likes their books categorised, then I suppose this is a memoir, but in reality it is far more expansive than that. The title, Fifty Sounds, refers to the Japanese mimetics Barton uses as jumping off points to share her experiences throughout the book. As much as this is anecdotes and tales from Barton’s life, this is also an exploration of language, and of being an outsider to a language, and of living and working in multiple languages.
Today I’ve picked a bit of a controversial game to review. The Bioshock franchise is generally pretty well appreciated, but the second instalment is, for many players, a low point. But I… didn’t hate it. I wouldn’t say I loved it, but it was absolutely an enjoyable experience and I would play through it again. No, I’m not biased by the fact that one of the characters shares my name (yes I absolutely am).