?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

North Wind, by Gwyneth Jones

Sorry to say that I pretty much bounce off Jones' prose completely - I remember really enjoying the novella version of Bold As Love, but found both the extended version and White Queen rather tough reading. The same was true here: the identity confusion between several of the main characters confused me too, and I just wasn't really sure what they were trying to achieve. No doubt this reflects my own concentrations levels more than the quality of the prose.

I'll say one thing though: Jones had characters whose concept of gender was completely and pronoun-wrenchingly different from that of their human interlocutors more than twenty years before Ancillary Justice, as of course did Ursula Le Guin more than twenty-five years before that. Those of us who voted for it last year weren't giving Ann Leckie cookies for a new idea, we were applauding a number of familiar tropes combined and given new and startling twists.

Comments

( 1 comment — Leave a comment )
lydy
Dec. 2nd, 2015 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, man, I loved loved loved _Bold As Love_ and can't find enough people to talk about it with. Sigh.
( 1 comment — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

December 2018
S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     

Tags

Page Summary

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by yoksel