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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
The Rules of Magic
Alice Hoffman
Progress: 18 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages
Lady Cop Makes Trouble
Amy Stewart
The Hundred Years War, Volume 1: Trial by Battle
Jonathan Sumption
Progress: 166/586 pages
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
Progress: 4 %
Queen's Gambit: A Novel
Elizabeth Fremantle
Progress: 22 %

Review: Farside

Farside - Ben Bova

I picked this up at my local library, as it looked like it had an interesting premise.


The writing, however, is highly pedestrian, featuring klunky dialogue and exceptionally short chapters.  The characterization is very flat, often limited to the character's sex potential ("the leggy inspector," etc.).


Additionally, however, its women are straight out of 1950s pulp science fiction.


No woman actually handles being date raped like it was no big deal, Mr. Bova.


I now know why some people have "Bova bans."  Count me as one of them.