Linked article: “34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year”

“Searching for unicors in publishers’ catalogs“, indeed. A useful list by Electric Literature‘s R.O. Kwon. Titles that caught Mod Clo’s attention:   Human Acts by Han Kang Han Kang’s Booker Prize International-winning The Vegetarian, depicting a woman’s ferocious struggle with her family, was one of the most celebrated, and unnerving, books of 2016. Her new… Read More Linked article: “34 Books by Women of Color to Read This Year”

REVIEW: “Every Heart A Doorway”, or: What if all possible fantasylands existed, and you could travel to them? (hint: you’re going to die)

Title: Every Heart A Doorway (novelette, 2016 winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novella) Author: Seanan McGuire Review by: Captain Clo Verdict: imaginative worldbuilding, unimaginative plot, stilted writing in random places. I’ve first hear about this book around the time it was nominated for the Nebula Award, since the book also features an asexual… Read More REVIEW: “Every Heart A Doorway”, or: What if all possible fantasylands existed, and you could travel to them? (hint: you’re going to die)

The Covers File: “The Apprenticeship Of Big Toe P” around the world

When the tagline of a book is “the female protagonist wakes up one day with a penis in place of her big toe”, do publishers just tear out their hair when the time comes to create a cover? Also: Italian Cover Fail. As you can see, the American publisher (Kodansha USA) decided for a tasteful… Read More The Covers File: “The Apprenticeship Of Big Toe P” around the world

REVIEW: “The Apprenticeship Of Big Toe P”, or: Who knew you could write about the sexcapades of a woman with a penis in place of a big toe so elegantly?

Title: The Apprenticeship Of Big Toe P Author: Rieko Matsuura Review by: Captain Clo Verdict: surreal, definitely different, wtf-inducing, a must. 4 stars Trigger warning for: rape, sexual abuse The set-up of this book is simply amazing. A normal, average, straight (but not for long…) woman wakes up one day to find that her big… Read More REVIEW: “The Apprenticeship Of Big Toe P”, or: Who knew you could write about the sexcapades of a woman with a penis in place of a big toe so elegantly?