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A sedate book with a strong character,
By A Customer
This review is from: Remnant Population (Mass Market Paperback)
This book has produced ecstatic reactions in many quarters but failed to do much for me. The characterisation is indeed strong and the writing is excellent, but the plot is predictable and rather thin for a full length novel.
One of the Amazon customer reviews exults "This book should be read by all women". In fact the women in this book are, I suspect, intentionally stereotypical (or maybe archetypal): the cranky but bright grandmother, the nagging wife, the village slut, the attention-seeking bimbo, the insensitive career-woman. It's a story whose (worthy) moral tries to be "don't patronize", but somehow ends up being "don't patronize anyone who doesn't deserve it". Not quite the same thing...