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Emily Gorcenski

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2024 Reading Goal

30% complete! Emily Gorcenski has read 18 of 60 books.

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Victor LaValle: Lone Women (2023, Random House Publishing Group) 4 stars

Blue skies, empty land—and enough wide-open space to hide a horrifying secret. A woman with …

This was…. Just not very enjoyable to me. It smacks of Twitter-era representation lit. What metaphor is there is heavy-handed, there are scenes and motifs that make no sense to the story and add nothing to the story’s depth. It’s a set of confusing decisions which underlay a plot so linear and simple that it leaves no sense of wonder or anticipation.

finished reading Women in love by D. H. Lawrence (Penguin classics)

D. H. Lawrence: Women in love (2007, Penguin Books) 3 stars

Dark, but filled with bright genius, Women in Love is a prophetic masterpiece steeped in …

This is really “Men in Love,” let’s be honest. Though the focus is on the Brangwen sisters and the contrast in the fulfillment of their relationships with Gerald and Rupert, the real heartbreak of the novel is the love Rupert and Gerald have for each other and how they’re unable, each in their own ways, to cope with this. Very gay, I cried at the end.