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Guarding The Moon: A Mother's First Year by Francesca L Block
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It is rare that I would say this about a book, but 'Guarding the Moon' is something that I would have been a better person without reading.
I like Lia Block's work, in small doses. 'Dangerous Angels' is a wonderful and divinely written young adult series, if not somewhat repetitive. More recently, 'Echo' was beautifully written, if not even more of the same thing.
But this is absolutely terrible. I mean every word of that.
The names she calls her child are absolutely cringe-worthy, and come off as pathetic and repetitive rather than sweet. She is
utterly self obsessed, has a fascination with her own phobias, weight, apple sweetened food and self esteem (and thinks that… Read more
Her Blood Is Gold: Celebrating the Power of Menstr&hellip by Lara Owen
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
'Her blood is Gold' is a wonderful take on a subject of which, I, like most women, have given little thought to, except for the occasional dispair.
An extremely fast and uncomplicated read, it is essentially an exploration of various misognist treatments of women and their monthly 'curse', and how we as women can come to accept and love with periods, rather than just live with them.
The crux of the work is the idea that women are in the prime of their creativity during menstruation, and thus should take time off to explore this blessing. It also offers helpful monthly rituals and a divinely liberating ode to bellies. Additionally, there is a brief history of menstruation and its… Read more
Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman
Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman has always said this is his best comic, and I find that really hard to believe. I would think that much of the 'Sandman' series is far superior in terms of plot and characterisations.
It is a shame that the script has let this work done, because the artwork is probably the best I have ever seen for a comic/graphic novel, and certainly more appealing than 'Sandman'. Divinely textured, with incredible breath and detail, McLean's (responsible for the Sandman covers) work is truly incredible. The puppet photography is an innovative idea, and the portraits of the boy are also fantastic. The photography of the grandfather's hands also resonates, and overall the work has a… Read more