Brooding inner turmoil and big muscles do not excuse stripping someone naked in public, biting them when they beg you not to, or general assault.
Book Review | Neuromancer
Connecting to these characters is hard, and not necessarily rewarding, even at the end. But that empty kind of discomfort...it reminded me of how modern netizen-dom can feel.
June Wrap Up | 8 Books
I'm surprised by how much I read this month! Eight books is pretty average for me, but there were a few real tombs in there, including Samantha Shannon's Priory of The Orange Tree and Donna Tartt's The Secret History. All the novels I read dealt with queerness in different ways, and overall I definitely had … Continue reading June Wrap Up | 8 Books
Book Review | The Atlas Six
CONFIRMED: The Atlas Six has a firm place in the cannon of dark academia. This book's strengths lie in its characters, meticulously and thoroughly written and spinning themselves into complex webs of relationships. I knew little going in, so one thing surprised me most: it's an adult-feeling book about adults. It's most interested in people … Continue reading Book Review | The Atlas Six
Book Review | The Priory of the Orange Tree
I stopped and started and almost put down this novel many, many times. By the second half, I was hate-reading it—or so I told myself. Maybe I was just reading it for the dragons. I like dragons. The audible narration saved me, because reading this novel in its physical form was an exercise in dispassion. … Continue reading Book Review | The Priory of the Orange Tree