Friday, April 18, 2003

Just Like Beauty by Lisa Lerner

In a world controlled by the Just Like conglomerate and saturated with chemicals, Edie Stein is determined to be Deansville's Feminine Woman of Conscience.

This novel is incredibly great. Wonderful writing. Believable sci-finess.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Disappearing Ingenue: The Misadventures of Eleanor Stoddard by Melissa Pritchard

Interesting set of short stories that are about one main character. Sometimes it was hard to figure out the time-line and there were discrepancies about where grew up and father's occupation. Well, maybe not discrepancies but unexplained changes in different stories.

Monday, April 14, 2003

The Greatest of Marlys! and The Freddie Stories by Lynda Barry

Two great collections of Lynda Barry's comics. I need to find a newspaper around here that carries her.
Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

Slammerkin: a loose dress, a loose woman. About a young teenager who ends up as a prostitute in 18th century England. Not as interesting as I expected but fairly well-written.