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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.

epitaph

Epitaph by

Mary Doria Russell, the bestselling, award-winning author of The Sparrow, returns with Epitaph. An American Iliad, this richly detailed and meticulously researched …

cold magic

Cold Steel by

Book three in the Spiritwalker trilogy. Short, totally spoiler-free review is “aahhhhh, read it!” but three words may not be enough to …

boneshaker

Boneshaker by

The Clockwork Century ; book 1 Sixteen years ago the city of Seattle was turned into a virtually uninhabitable wasteland. In an …

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The Iron Ghost by

The Copper Cat trilogy # 2 The Iron Ghost is an entertaining mixture of dragon’s daughters, demons, mages, and evil, and not …

Hild by Nicola Griffith

Hild by

Book 1 of The Light of the World trilogy. The world is always changing, but Britain in the seventh century was a …

euphoria

Euphoria by

On the verge of suicide anthropologist Andrew Bankson bumps into Nell and Fen. They too are anthropologists, and are just about to …

black wolves

Black Wolves by

book 1 in The Black Wolves trilogy. First up, the blurb-y bit, stolen from Goodreads because I cannot condense what this book …

olive kitteridge

Olive Kitteridge by

Olive Kitteridge would not be regarded by most people as a nice woman. She is stern. Unforgiving. The scariest teacher in the …

Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant

Rolling in the deep by

Part of my RIP reading The Imagine Network has decided to investigate the legend of the mermaid. They’ve recently discovered just how …

cold magic

Cold Magic by

Book 1 in the Spiritwalker series Catherine Barahal is an orphan. Her mother and father died and she came to live with …

The Blue Place by Nicola Griffith

The Blue Place by

When you read that a series of books are “brilliant and heartbreaking and made of awesome sauce and everybody should read them …

The Empire Ascendent

The Empire Ascendant by

The Worldbreaker Saga # 2. Received free from Netgalley, this book will be published in October. I’m stealing the description from netgalley …