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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.

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Sunbolt by

Originally read 17th November 2013, reread 19th June 2016. And I still love it. Book 1 of The Sunbolt ChroniclesI chose this …

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Way down dark by

The Australia trilogy : book 1 There’s one truth on Australia: You fight or you die. Usually both. Seventeen-year-old Chan’s ancestors left …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Euphoria by

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

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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 …