I am always very hesitant to use the term Mary Sue – it’s so gendered, so often used to attack female characters for traits admired in male ones.
You don’t prioritize the male gaze in what’s supposed to be a feminist book. This shouldn’t even need to be said.
Book: Daring to Eat a Peach Author: Joseph Zeppetello Published: 2010 by Atticus Books First Line: “Fatally flawed people are plentiful.” Rating: 2.67 literary translators working under a playboy pig […]
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This is the third review of our triple-review of 11/22/63, the first parts of which were posted here yesterday. Book: 11/22/63 Author: Stephen King Published: November 8, 2011 by Scribner; 849 […]