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Audrey Schulman

Forfatter af Theory of Bastards

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Værker af Audrey Schulman

Theory of Bastards (2018) 188 eksemplarer
The Cage (1994) 177 eksemplarer
Three Weeks in December (2012) 153 eksemplarer
Swimming With Jonah (1999) 45 eksemplarer
A House Named Brazil (2000) 41 eksemplarer
The Dolphin House (2022) 26 eksemplarer
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This is a post-apocalypse novel with a lot of anthropology thrown in. I read it on the recommendation of a podcast host. It really isn’t my genre.
MylesKesten | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
What a haunting book. It's part science-fiction, part romance and part apocalyptic. The ending seemed to resonate with me, even though it didn't answer every question or wrap things up neatly.
EZLivin | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jul 4, 2023 |
In an increasingly fragile world, a researcher arrives at one of the last sanctuaries for apes and starts studying bonobos in order to further her theories about female sexual selection. She’s also recovering from surgery from endometriosis, the pain and medical neglect of which is described in detail. And she is navigating her own recovering body and her sexuality, including her relationship with the initially offputting but increasingly attractive researcher assigned to support her work. After a dust storm cuts them off from the rest of the world, things get pretty scary; the ending is ambiguous at best but it’s sf of feminist ideas in terms of the questions it considers important (especially: what does choice mean when we have these bodies evolved in specific ways?) and I found it engaging despite the terrible romance-novel cover it has on Scribd, which was staring at me every time I opened it.… (mere)
rivkat | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jun 28, 2023 |
@20% I'm definitely questioning why I am reading this. I can't remember why/how it got on my radar. A researcher who is slowly becoming more mobile while recovering from surgery is observing monkeys that have sex before eating. They have sex with whatever monkey is next to them. Something about reducing confrontation in the wild. But this goes against the grain usually we mate with the strongest, prettiest etc...

Alright that's it. I started skimming at 26% which means I'm gonna let it go.

I have no idea how to summarize why I quit....
We have a couple different timelines. The MC growing up in a family that didn't share anything emotionally while she was suffering chronic pain from endometriosis, so we are learning about what made her who she is. And the current timeline which has some weak SF elements of eye lenses that probably replace our cell phones. At least the parts we use to read information. And her doing her research, observing the monkeys.

There were no quotes used around dialogue which is whatever but definitely not normal and took some getting used to.

At a quarter way through the book I have more of an idea who the MC is, the supporting character is and what is up with the monkeys but I don't want to spend anymore time with them. I started skimming when she started analyzing the TV commentators. It's like a lesson about stuff I'm not interested in. Reading through reviews, I'm fine with letting it go.
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Corinne2020 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Jan 20, 2023 |



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