By Femke Boom “Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because books on witchcraft … More
By Femke Boom I often find myself thinking about The L-Word, and I wonder how many LGBT+ people still remember … More
Book review by Femke Boom The book of the month this time is Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood. Isherwood is one … More
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical novel written by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It is a fictive biography of a Hollywood actress, which is set in the 1950s. There is an almost tangible tension between the ‘50s mind-set and sexuality, as well as feminism. The story is partially depicted in modern times with flashbacks to the ‘50s-‘90s as the actress tells her story.
The Female of the Species is a contemporary young adult novel written by Mindy McGinnis. It takes a closer look at ‘rape culture’, and depicts the struggles of girls regarding stigmas and the patriarchal society.
A delightful duology: ‘Vicious’ and ‘Vengeful’ by V.E. Schwab. Both books play with the question as to what morality really is, and they show that the concept of good and evil is not as black and white as we tend to believe.
Many are already familiar with Achilles, either from hearsay or from reading Greek mythology. The Song of Achilles is a retelling of the Iliad, but written from the point of view of Patroclus. Patroclus, for those who do not know him, was Achilles’ lover.