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August 13th, 2019

The Witches Are ComingThe Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Lindy West follows up her excellent book Shrill, which inspired a Hulu show of the same name, with an equally strong collection that examines and excoriates the current political and social climate - Trump and toxic masculinity, climate change, racism, privilege, and our popular culture's messages.
She writes powerfully about the need to truly face the challenges we face and not merely hide behind the lies of those who want to exploit us. Highly recommended.

[I received an advanced e-galley of this book through Netgalley. It is due to be published November 5, 2019.]



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The Escape RoomThe Escape Room by Megan Goldin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Four high-powered Wall Street workers are summoned to an "escape room," an elevator in an incomplete office building. There, they are faced with clues about some reprehensible things from the past. The structure of the storytelling gives away a lot of the suspense and the action drags. The characters are all unlikeable (terrible, greedy one-percenters) and, while that's not a dealbreaker, I need them at least to be interesting. The premise was enough for me to finish it but I found it tedious and disappointing.

{I received an advanced copy of this title from the publisher.]



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