Monthly Archives: November 2017

Little Fires Everywhere (Recommended)

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Placid, privileged teens come-of-age. Mother/daughter conflagrations bring the heat.

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His Dark Materials Trilogy (Highly Recommended) * The Golden Compass * *The Subtle Knife* *The Amber Spyglass*

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His Dark Materials (Trilogy) by Philip Pullman

Wildly creative, exciting adventure. Multiverse pantheism. Little girl battles church.

Pullman’s sequel to his classic trilogy is out now: The Book of Dust

 

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Yassmin’s Story (Recommended)

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Sharp socio-political insights, opinions, leadership advice from devout young woman.

A couple of related links. Yassmin’s been busy.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/sep/10/as-lionel-shriver-made-light-of-identity-i-had-no-choice-but-to-walk-out-on-her

For what it’s worth, as a writer, I side with Lionel Shriver on the cultural appropriation issue. I want to see a diverse world in the books I read, rather than every character being a slightly altered version of the author themselves. Here’s an article that says it quite well.

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/festival-outrage-why-the-shaming-of-lionel-shriver-leads-to-a-literary-ghetto-20161013-gs1dza.html

 

 

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