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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.


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 …

End of Watch

End of Watch dir. by

The opening voice-over to this film was almost enough to make me turn if off straight away, but then I would have …


An earthly crown by

I hate writing recaps of follow up books in a series. I never know what to give away about the previous book …


Spy dir. by

The IMDb summary reads : A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, …


Bryony & Roses by

A retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. Bryony is out collecting rutabaga1 seedlings2 when she gets caught in a …