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I read fiction, non-fiction, speculative fiction and everything in between. My languages are Dutch, English, and Swedish. I'm ambivalent towards the Oxford comma. (She/her)

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Edward Ashton: Mickey7 (Hardcover, 2022, St. Martin's Press) 4 stars

Dying isn’t any fun…but at least it’s a living.

Mickey7 is an Expendable: a disposable …

Entertaining

3 stars

I picked up this book because I heard that Bong Joon-Ho is going to turn it into a movie.

It's a fun enough read. Thematically it reminded me of the 2009 movie Moon, but with a lot of added comedy that didn't quite hit the mark for me. If you're a fan of hard scifi, this book isn't for you. If you want a more lighthearted take on what human cloning would mean and what kind of unintended consequences it might lead to, you might as well give this one a read. Or you could just wait for the movie.

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Kate Beaton: Ducks (2022) 5 stars

Before there was Kate Beaton, New York Times bestselling cartoonist of Hark A Vagrant fame, …

A deeply human look at a thoroughly dehumanising place

5 stars

This is a powerful memoir which has a lot to say about how we (particularly Canada as a resource extraction colony, but also a broader "we") treat the people whose physical labour runs parts of the economy we'd rather not think about. The experience turned out predictably badly for Beaton, but in looking back she maintained empathy for the people involved, keeping a clear on focus on what the context of oil sands work camps does to people.

Kate Beaton: Ducks (2022) 5 stars

Before there was Kate Beaton, New York Times bestselling cartoonist of Hark A Vagrant fame, …

Not an easy read, but a good one

5 stars

Content warning CW: sexual violence