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Robin Talley

Forfatter af Lies We Tell Ourselves

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Robin Talley is the New York Times-bestselling author of four novels for teen readers: Our Own Private Universe, As I Descended, What We Left Behind, and Lies We Tell Ourselves. Her first book, Lies We Tell Ourselves, was the winner of the inaugural Amnesty CILIP Honour. Robin was a Lambda Literary vis mere Foundation fellow, and has contributed short stories to the young adult anthologies A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls, All Out, and Feral Youth. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Robin Talley

Lies We Tell Ourselves (2014) 576 eksemplarer
As I Descended (2016) 284 eksemplarer
Pulp (2018) 203 eksemplarer
What We Left Behind (2015) 161 eksemplarer
The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre (2020) 154 eksemplarer
Our Own Private Universe (2017) 146 eksemplarer
Music from Another World (2020) 111 eksemplarer
Unbreakable 2 eksemplarer
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i love queer historical fiction and this is a book about lesbian pulp novels i'm so here for this
lizjenkins | 12 andre anmeldelser | Mar 10, 2024 |
Just fabulous, a shining example of YA. More later!
caedocyon | 12 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
An original and sharp book about desegregation in Virgina in 1959, and two young women whose lives are changing because of it.
The main characters, Sarah and Lydia, two bright young women who were engaging main characters. They both have strong opinions and are talented, and I think they were fleshed out well.
The main thing about "Lies We Tell Ourselves" that I didn't understand was the romance. It was barely a step above 'insta love', and the characters fell for each other surprisingly rapidly. I just don't see how it happened, especially so quickly.
I definitely think it could have been much shorter. For a 400 page book I think quite a few of the scenes were dragged out, and there was far too much internal dialogue. There are stretches of text where characters will internally ask themselves questions and lay out situations, seemingly for the benefit of the reader, but it was a bit too much. I strongly believe Talley's ideas would have been more strongly emphasized if this book was more concise.
I think this is an interesting book, and well-researched! Personally, I just didn't connect with it fully, and believe it could be better if it was shorter.
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deborahee | 35 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
This is probably one of the best YA/Teen novels I’ve read in a long time. The story is told in two timelines, which allowed for the story of 1950s pulp to be put into context for a modern teen audience. However, I found myself losing interest in the 2017 characters, often wanting to get back to the 1955 timeline. It comes together in the end though, and I think I would have related more to it if I was in the target demographic, so I can’t fault it. Also, I learned something new about the “In God We Trust” Bill, so it gets bonus points. I really want to read some more pulp lesbian authors now.… (mere)
psalva | 12 andre anmeldelser | Sep 25, 2023 |



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