Tagged: passes the Bechdel Test

The Bechdel test comes from a comic by Alice Bechdel, in which two characters discuss female characters and how shows revolve around men. In order to pass the test a book/film/etc must pass three simple rules:
It has to have at least two women in it
Who talk to each other
About something besides a man
It doesn’t mean that the things is good by default or anything, so a good film may not pass the test while a brutal book may. It’s just an indication of the role of women in the media.

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Crossroads #2 The blurb on the back cover of my edition of this book gives away a pretty big spoiler for book one. So does the first line of the book, so I’ve had to take a different one for the...

Those who hunt the night by Barbara Hambly 2

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A James Asher book #1, also published as Immortal Blood James Asher, retired spy and scholar, comes home one day to find a vampire in his house. A vampire who has his entire household asleep, and under threat. For if Asher...

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An October Daye novel: #8 October Daye has come a long way since Simon Torquill transformed her into a fish. She’s uncovered a lot about who she is, who her real friends are, and the secrets her mother kept from her....

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Rhea is a miller’s daughter. She is fifteen. And she is engaged. Her betrothed is a lord, and she had never met him before he gave her is ring to wear. But she is only the daughter of the miller, and...

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Some time in the near future a blight hits earth. At first it hits the wheat and then spreads to other crops. The whole world turns its attention to farming, to making sure enough food is being produced. All other endeavour...

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Crossroads #1 Once The Hundred was a place of peace and safety. The Guardians delivered justice and the reeves flew in answer to them. But no one has seen the Guardians in generations. The reeves still patrol but their authority has...

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First read in August 2012, reread Oct 2014 as part of this year’s RIP reading1 . Near the village of Thisby on the island of Skarmouth lives Puck Connolly her two brothers. Her parents were killed a few years back, they...

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A resurrection of magic : Book 2 If you haven’t read book one, Skin Hunger, then be warned, this follows on directly from that so there are spoilers for events in book one. The book opens with with Sadima. At the...

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An October Daye novel ; # 7 Part of my RIP IX reading. Goblin fruit is a pleasant drug for the fae, if they are pureblood that is. Changelings only need to taste it once and they are addicted. It always...

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Starting in 1947 The Night Watch tells the story, in reverse chronology, of various people in and around London during the Blitz. Their stories progress by going backwards in time, so that when we leave them they have it all to...

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A Tangled Axon novel : #1 Part of my Diverse Universe reading. Alanna Quick is a sky-surgeon and she loves her job. Repairing spaceships, getting to know their beating hearts, is what makes her come alive. The only problem is that...

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The October Daye series # 6 My first book for this year’s RIP challenge1 It has been almost a year since the events of One Salt Sea and, understandably, Toby still hasn’t recovered one hundred per cent. I won’t say what...