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rsteve388
The End of Men | Christina Sweeney-Baird
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Pickpick

This was an excellent and thought provoking dystopian novel about a plague that ravishes the male population and really asks the question, what does society look like with a reduced number of men

Cinfhen Wow!! This sounds really interesting. 4d
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Magpiegem
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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This book… I only finished it last night so I am still processing but what I can say is that it took me over. I‘m usually a bit of a book floozy and have a book, audio and kindle on the go at the same time. But not with this one. It took my complete attention. I read it very slowly, much slower then average but for me that‘s what the story warranted. I needed time to be fully in it. Sometimes (when it got to the 2020 section) that was ⬇️

Magpiegem ⬆️ uncomfortable, but it was necessary. And as an English girl it provided a window into the Native American experience that I did not previously have. I spent a month with these characters. But I think they will spend much longer with me. And also, I love a book, where the author includes a characters reading list at the end 😍 what a TBR goldmine! 4d
Sapphire I am working my way through T‘s short perfect novels list! 4d
vivastory Great review! This is definitely a favorite of the year 💙 4d
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vivastory @Sapphire I don't know if you watch BookTube at all, but Lonesome Reader recently went through the books on that list. It was a fun video. 4d
Sapphire @vivastory thanks! I will look for that! 4d
Tamra Loved it too! I will reread this one - I listened to the audio version. 4d
Magpiegem @Tamra ooh how did you find it on Audio? I love Audios but they can make or brake a book for me. 3d
Magpiegem @vivastory I haven‘t really explored booktube but maybe I should. That sounds like something I would definitely like to watch. Thanks for the recommendation 😊 3d
Magpiegem @vivastory thank you ☺️ one of mine too xx 3d
Tamra @Magpiegem via the library on Libby. 🎧 3d
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OutAndAbout
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I'm always on the hunt for short novels worth the time. This is Tookie's list of short perfect novels, from The Sentence. I managed to find 7 on here that are new to me and I'm excited to read. I'm finding the tagging system in #Storygraph to be so helpful in remembering why I'm adding books to my list. These are tagged “short-reads-Erdrich“ so I can remember where they came from.

Suet624 Nice! 4d
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OutAndAbout
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
Mehso-so

I liked the writing, and the characters are so realistic you would expect to see them on the streets of Minneapolis. The story was strong for the first half, and then the pandemic hit, and then George Floyd. I appreciate that she tried to incorporate such timely and dramatic events, but it wasn't successful for me. It felt forced and the original tension and development got lost. Each event was well done, just not cohesive to the original story.

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SanjanaGhosh
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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A haunted bookstore. Need I say more!

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rsteve388
The End of Men | Christina Sweeney-Baird
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sarahbarnes
The Fell | SARAH. MOSS
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I really enjoy Sarah Moss‘ writing style, and this book was no exception. Similarly to Summerwater, she zooms into the details of her characters‘ inner lives to tell a larger story, in this case the experience of the pandemic.

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Hazel2019
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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A very persistent wannabe… 🤨

LiteraryinLawrence I just read that part yesterday! 7d
JohnLAndBenji This is so racist. 7d
Hazel2019 @JohnLAndBenji it certainly is! That‘s the point the author is trying to make. This book is on the shortlist for women‘s prize for fiction right now and it definitively puts a lot of things in your face while attempting some mild dark humor. It gives you lots to think about. 6d
Hazel2019 @LiteraryinLawrence what do you think about the book so far? Definitely not what I was expecting but that‘s a good thing. 6d
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Oryx
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Loved this one. Need to seek out more Louise Erdrich (and adding her book shop to the bucket list).

Karons1 It‘s on my TBR too it‘s had v mixed reviews 1w
squirrelbrain Did you prefer this to Chemistry? 1w
Oryx @squirrelbrain I did actually - it was really different to what I expected from the blurb but in a good way. Thought it was superb. Chemistry was more of a quirky read that dealt with feminism really well (and some other dark stuff too of course) - but I think The Sentence went much deeper. But still enjoyed both. 1w
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Oryx @squirrelbrain how do they rank for you? 1w
charl08 I so want to go to her bookshop. It sounds wonderful. 1w
squirrelbrain You‘re right - such different books. Chemistry was quite life-affirming and funny, and The Sentence much deeper and more nuanced. Difficult to choose a favourite….. Chemistry for the way it made me feel, but The Sentence for the way it made me think. 1w
squirrelbrain I‘ve heard that some of her other books can be rather impenetrable but I‘m willing to give it a go. I have The Nightwatchman on Kindle…. 1w
TheKidUpstairs I highly recommend 1w
CuriousG @squirrelbrain I read The Night Watchman in the fall and loved it! I also really enjoyed The Round House, but it can be rough at times. 7d
merelybookish I also want to visit her bookstore and see the confessional! 7d
squirrelbrain That‘s good to know! @CuriousG 7d
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