Opinion: The Shape Of Water fails the Bechdel test, and there’s no excuse

You can argue that Strickland and General Hoyt really needed to be men, being in elite government positions, but what about the artist? The guy from the bakery? Strickland’s assistant? The scientist? The Landlord? Any one of those could have been women. And what about the creature?

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Collins, Dr. Seuss, and the Mockingjay

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, I've finally finished the Hunger Games trilogy. It was like riding a roller coaster. Once you get in, you're hooked until the end. You're stomach flips over but the rush of excitement is worth it. I was fully prepared to be disappointed by Mockingay. … Continue reading Collins, Dr. Seuss, and the Mockingjay

Book Review: The Time traveler’s Wife

The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have to admit: I didn't cry when Dumbledore died. But I was moved to tears by The Time Traveler's Wife. This is not the kind of book which is impossible to put down. Instead, you get to read it at your … Continue reading Book Review: The Time traveler’s Wife