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average rating is 5 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
Very Close To Living Up To Expectations
🧡 I was so excited about this book. A feminist dystopia, an end of normal life, a cult. It’s everything my warped mind desires. I was hoping for another The End of Men. Or And in a lot of ways it delivered. There’s a sinister undercurrent, zealotry, society in turmoil. I liked Miranda’s story and
💚 There was no single thing that reduced the impact of this for me, but if I had to nail it down, I’d say I wanted morrrrre. More on the economic collapse, more detail about Femlandia’s earlier days, the rest of the communes. More about Jen and Miranda’s history. In all this I felt like I was coming in late to the party. And in some instances I found the characters’ motivations baffling. I think I could have been brought round, but I needed to know more, with a longer lead in.
💜 The overall message is an excellent one. It is one that sees the flaws in men and women as human flaws. Not the same, but neither more or less malevolent than the other.
Lots and lots of content warnings. Sexual assault and abuse in particular. It’s quite brutal at times and, much as I didn’t enjoy those aspects,they fit in with the story.
SQUAWKING THE TALK
🎧 Absolutely beautiful narration by Cassandra Morris and Brittany Pressley.There’s a sense throughout of a sort of ethereal strength. It’s an understated performance which was easy on the ears, but still conveyed character.
🎧 What made it all the more impressive was the nuance in giving voice to so many female characters. I should have been lost as to who was talking, but it never happened.
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Miranda Reynolds has lost her home, her job and her husband - all thanks to an economic collapse that has brought America to its knees.
The shops are empty; the streets no longer safe. Miranda and her daughter, Emma, have nowhere left to turn.
There is one final hope, a self-sufficient haven for women who want to live a life free from men. Femlandia.
For Miranda, the secluded Femlandia is a last resort. Life outside the gates is fraught with danger, but there’s something just as sinister going on within.
Welcome to Femlandia.... It’s no place like home.
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