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House of Women
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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In this graphic novel, science fiction meets psychosexual drama when four women try to bring civilization to the natives of a remote planet on the fringes of the known universe. Something dark is growing in Mopu. The only question is whether the danger that will undo the womens delicate camaraderie is outside the gates?or within. House of Women is Goldsteins second solo graphic novel, following 2015s The Oven (AdHouse Books), which appeared on many year-end Best of lists, including Publishers Weekly and Slate.
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Lindy
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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Four women have landed on a frontier planet. Their mission is to civilize the native people on behalf of the Empire. Meanwhile, the members of a previous mission have mysteriously disappeared. An eerie science fiction tale told with few words and stunning black and white art. Sex, jealousy, hubris and cultural misunderstandings—there‘s a lot going on. I loved this!

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Lindy
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The four female missionaries arrive on this planet looking stylized in their black hoods and their clothing that accentuates their four archetypes: maiden, mother, temptress, crone. I was thrilled by this page, which shows Sarai looking like an ordinary woman before she transforms by donning her nun-like outfit.

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Lindy
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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Colonialism addressed in science fiction. Both Jael, the four-eyed scientist on the left, and Sarai, leader of an Empire missionary team, have come to this planet from elsewhere.
Jael: You‘re doing me a great favour, educating the local ladies.
Sarai: It‘s for their benefit, not yours.

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Lindy
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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The graphic elements of this graphic novel are stunning. Look at that art nouveau lettering! Look at that creepy plant! 🖤

Titania 😲😲❤️❤️ 5y
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JanJan
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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I thought this looked cool at the library, anyone read it?

readordierachel Sounds interesting! 5y
JaclynW Looks cool! 5y
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diovival
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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Author bio is 🔥

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diovival
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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Mehso-so

Another interesting premise from Sophie Goldstein, yet something about this story didn't click with me. I feel like I should like this more than I actually did. Great artwork and author bio though.

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RowReads1
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Hmm. This is difficult to rate. I'm glad I read it. The drawings are cool. If that says anything. Never try to train aliens 👽 to be like you or they turn into over-sexed killers. Never trust those with four eyes🤓😁.

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RowReads1
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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The orchid/carnivorous plants/vagina like drawings throughout this add to it's sexualized otherworldliness. 🌹

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diovival
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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Day 16: #crimson #seasonsreading2017

Crimson adjacent? 🤔

@RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Wow that cover 5y
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RowReads1
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Here's the graphic novel I'm starting, along with my new glasses 👓.

diovival Oh, cool! I'm going to be reading this soon. 5y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
House of Women | Sophie Goldstein
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In this science fiction graphic novel, four women are sent by the Empire to bring "civilization" to the native inhabitants of a distant planet. Sexual content.

This was just a little weird for me and some things felt underdeveloped. I hated the font type in this and while I found the cover to be striking, the interior illustrations were not as stunning.

2BR02B The cover illustration bothers me immensely. It's the left shoulder. It looks... very wrong. 5y
CoffeeCatsBooks @2BR02B I think what reads as her left shoulder is intended to be the tall back collar of her dress. 5y
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