My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I think I heard about this through First-Reads on GoodReads. Usually, the books offered on First-Reads are hard, often signed copies. I managed to pick up the Kindle version for $3.99. It seemed like it would be a marvelous book.
It was. This is a book I think everyone should read. There is a lot of depth of characters and possible histories. Yes, it is dystopian in nature: what if womyn had their fill of the way men treated them? Is there a point where it all might break into, say, even war? I don’t know. I’ve met and even been angry with the male of our species. I don’t know if I would want to kill anyone, though.
But let’s suppose that happened and the womyn took over? Here is possibly an extreme case of what could happen when the world settled down again. What would happen with families? Could they even exist if this happened? So many questions are answered in this wonderfully written fiction.
As I mentioned before, this is a cautionary tale that we all need to look at. Not just for what good could finally happen for ‘the weaker sex’ but how ages of resentment could result in far more trust issues than any of us have now. Do we want to bring the males down to where they’ve put us? Wouldn’t it be better to start accepting people as people with no classifications of lower, weaker, etc. Because if we can’t get males to join in the fight against inequalities they are as likely to fail as the lessors.
This review presents mostly questions because, though the book is fiction, it makes the reader think. Could this happen? How can we prevent it and still make a better society for everyone in the world?
Please, if you get the chance, pick up a copy.
Oh, and quickly, before I forget: I loved the characters and the way the story is told. If the scene was now it was present tense, if past the author used past tense. At first I found that a little hard to get used to, yet as I read it made perfect sense for all that happens in this book. Thank you, Kari Aguila, for a wonderful read!