2017/01/16

BOOK REVIEW:
THE GEEK FEMINIST REVOLUTION BY KAMERON HURLEY

Title: The Geek Feminist Revolution
Author: Kameron Hurley
Published: 2016
Language: English
Pages: 272
Rating: 2/5


Summary:
This is a collection of essays on feminism, geek culture and the writer's own journey.


Review:
So, I was really excited for this book - it promised a series of essays about feminism and geek culture. And it did deliver that, sort of.

This book was just not my jam. Although I agree with a lot of what is said in this, I'm not overly fond of the way it's said. The writing style is far too melodramatic for my taste.

I think my biggest problem is that I didn't feel this brought anything remotely new to the table. I was also bothered by how much the author put herself into the discussions and how much she references her own work (if I have to read one more sentence that starts with "In my novel..." I'm going to punch a wall). I don't think it worked, although perhaps it would have if it had been in smaller amounts.

There were some parts I did enjoy though, like when she discussed women and feminism in TV-shows and movies, as well as in science fiction and fantasy. I also thought the last essay, "Women Have Always Fought", was pretty good.

Overall, I think this pales in comparison to other things I've read on the same subject, so sadly, I didn't think this was all that great.

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