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The Water Cure
The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
Hypnotic, dreamlike and compulsive, a blazing literary debut for fans of Hot Milk, The Girls andTheVegetarian 'Immensely assured, calmly devastating. This is a gem of a novel and I was bowled over by it' - Katherine Angel, author of Unmastered 'I loved this book. It rushes you through to the end on a tide of tension and closely held panic. Eerie, electric, beautiful' - Daisy Johnson, author of Fen 'Creepy and delightful - it has a pinch of Shirley Jackson, a dash of chlorine, and an essence all of its own' - Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Harmless Like You 'Devastating. A work of cool, claustrophobic beauty' Eli Goldstone, author of Strange Heart Beating Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia and Sky, kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must learn about love. And it is the story of the men who come to find them - three strangers washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent, trailing desire and destruction in their wake. The Water Cure is a fever dream, a blazing vision of suffering, sisterhood and transformation.
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Faith3
The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
Mehso-so

Interesting enough that I didn‘t want to put it down, but there was just too much going on in too few pages. I felt like I never got a FULL understanding of the family dynamic, the characters themselves, the therapies, the guests, the not quite incestual pregnancy, etc. Enough detail and complexity to keep my attention, but lacking enough detail that I couldn‘t immerse myself in their world.

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annariebe
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Panpan

Description seemed interesting, about women on an island away from harmful men but the book was boring.

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ImperfectCJ
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Okay, WOW. There are so many layers to this novel, so many echoes of the same questions I've been asking myself for decades, about what it means to be a woman and how/if I could ever tell if that meaning was authentic or just handed to me by a male-dominated culture, about what it means to be both powerful and vulnerable, about how easy it is to be used. I feel like turning it back over and reading it again right away.

JamieArc I got this book when it first came out but hesitated after reading a lot of “meh” reviews. Yours definitely makes me want to pick it back up! 9mo
ImperfectCJ @JamieArc I can see where some of the not-so-enthusiastic reviews are coming from, but this one really worked for me. I hope it works for you, too! 9mo
allureofbeauty I always love this cover. 8mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Staring wistfully towards my book while working through homeschool math with my kiddo. Once we get through factorials and then study dependent clauses in grammar and I go to the post office...*sigh* It might be a while before I have a chance to read.

daisyheadmaesie I am not looking forward to this part of raising children 😂 9mo
ImperfectCJ @daisyheadmaesie Mostly it's awesome, but postponing reading isn't my favorite part of it. And my kid is surly today which makes my desire to escape into fiction even more insistent... 9mo
ravenlee Sullen homeschool days are the worst! This week my kiddo has taken to just saying, “no” whenever I tell her to do something. It‘s infuriating. And then she gets mad when her schoolwork piles up and she doesn‘t get to do the fun things. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 9mo
ImperfectCJ @ravenlee My son's thing today is saying, "I KNOW, Mom!" every time I try to clarify something that he's just said he doesn't understand. Part of that, though, is that his voice is changing and he likes to force a word (like KNOW) and make his voice break. We talked it through and he's being less unpleasant now, but man, some days make me miss the toddler years. 9mo
ravenlee Occasionally I reminisce about those fleeting infant days - purely because I could put her somewhere (like her crib) and she‘d stay there and I could walk away for a minute. 😆 9mo
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Tandi.Calfrobe
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3 sisters who are raised by there strict parents whom hide them away from society, on a seperate land that is only accessed by boat to protect them from men because they believe that men only cause women harm, however, this is not only a home to them but also a rehabilitation center for damaged women who were harmed by men. Until one day 2 men and a little boy show up stating they are only there to help and protect them

MissYaremcio Oooo that looks amazing! I was just missing the theme and the recommendation! 3/6 10mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

This book is weird. It follows 3 women (girls?) who are abused and possibly gaslit their entire lives by their parents as they live in isolation at a weird hotel. I think it‘s trying to explore misogyny and abuse, but it‘s just a little too opaque.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Pickpick

This is between a pick and a so-so. I liked the book, but I needed more back story/world building. I found that with another one of her books as well. I get sucked into the worlds she creates, but I always need more information. Culty, post-apocalyptic (maybe), reminded me a bit of Gather the Daughters. I think I need more time to sit with it in my mind & perhaps an audio reread down the line.

Ruthiella I‘ve not read this book but I have heard that criticism of vague world building about it frequently. 13mo
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Lesliereadsalot
The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
Pickpick

All women should read this book about a family of women and the one man in their lives. Each of their journeys is unique as they have been brought up in an unimaginable place. A one of a kind story.

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collegecatlady
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Hi y‘all! These are my preliminary picks for #lmpbc #GroupS

What do we think?

magyklyXdelish I‘ve already read the water cure but it was good and wouldn‘t mind a re read. Everything else sounds really good. The troop would probably be my pick but I‘ve heard it‘s really gross if that bothers anyone else haha 1y
Hazel2019 These all look great! I‘d love to read the water cure! The Haunted would be my second choice. But I‘ll be happy with whatever‘s chosen since I haven‘t read any of these ☺️ 1y
shadowspeak17 The Haunted and The Troop are my top two, but The Familiar Dark also sounds good. I‘ve already read The Water Cure, so that‘s the only one I don‘t really want to read. 1y
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magyklyXdelish Woo! Super excited for this round! ♥️ 1y
Hazel2019 Yay! Looking forward to it! 😀 1y
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CuriousG
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I'm posting one book per day from the ever growing unread stacks in my personal library. No description or explanation, just books I own and plan to read. #tbr

Day 49

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Suet624
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Mehso-so

Would I recommend this? Maybe, probably not, but I appreciated the writing. Three daughters isolated by their parents in order to protect them from the toxins of the world and especially from men. There were too many unanswered questions at the end and mainly I was left feeling troubled by its bleakness.

TrishB I didn‘t really enjoy this either. 2y
sarahbarnes This has been sitting on my shelf and I haven‘t read it yet. I‘ve definitely heard mixed reviews. 2y
Suet624 @sarahbarnes it‘s definitely atmospheric. I still feel as though I‘m hanging out in their world. It‘s worth a try. 2y
Suet624 @TrishB good to know I‘m not alone. 2y
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sparky89
Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh

"Trauma is a toxin that hooks into our hair and organs and blood and becomes part of us, the way heavy metals do, our bodies nothing more than a layering of flesh around everything ingested and experienced."

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magyklyXdelish
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#ReadYourSign ♋️ Cancer Prompt 4 ♋️

This book was as beautiful as it was haunting and mysterious. The writing was divine and the story unfolded itself like a dream. The only thing I didn‘t like was that it was slow in the beginning. I‘m a stickler for pacing. Also that cover is gorgeous 😍 I enjoyed this one a lot.

Clwojick 🥳👏🏻🎉 2y
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magyklyXdelish
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The beginning of my shift was super hectic but it‘s calmed down enough that I was able to get some #LitsyLove done and now I‘m gonna dig in to this weird book some more.

Hope everyone had a good Monday 🌻

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candority
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Mehso-so

I LOVED the first half of this book, but the second half lost the mesmerizing, mysterious quality that drew me in originally. 3⭐️ This is my third book for May‘s #bookspinbonanaza!

TheAromaofBooks Yay! Great progress!!! 2y
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Bibliogeekery
The Water Cure | Sophie Mackintosh
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Listening to this audiobook while I enjoy the view (my parent's backyard at my childhood home).

SamAnne Beautiful. 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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Started this audiobook today!

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ONH
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Loving the mental images this book is conjuring for me 🤩🐚⛵️ Plot moves slowly, but it‘s well written and I don‘t mind. The tempo seems to work with the general mysterious-ness of the book. I‘m a little confused about whether or not men actually do emit toxins, or if the parents in the book are just wackos ... hopefully I‘ll find my answer 😂 definitely a unique book!

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dragonaut
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Pickpick

I bought his book yesterday while picking up my order at my local bookstore. I started after dinner last night and only stopped to sleep. I loved it! Mackintosh isnt breaking new ground in terms of subject matter, but it's her unique voice that makes this book a worthwhile read!

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Bookalong
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Pickpick

4/5🌟Fiercely Feminine Dystopian. 3 sisters live in seclusion, cult like circumstances, taught that men are toxic. The writing is excellent! Kept me completely captivated. The story was intriguing and mysterious in its own way. Move along slowly, but I was not bored, eager to find out what would happen to these sisters. And the characters were intriguing. The ending felt a bit rushed in my opinion. I wasn't let down, it just felt abrupt. #bookish

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Chellebearss
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One of my goals for 2020 is to post whenever I finish a book, especially ones that I love! This was a gift that I received and am so thankful that I did as it was wonderful! #1of2020

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azulaco
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Pickpick

This book was disturbing and compelling. I couldn‘t stop reading it. Sort of a post-apocalyptic, post-feminist setting, a little desert-islandish, that turned out to be not what I expected. I half-guessed what was really going on, but not all the way. The dad was a real piece of work, is all I have to say. I also wanted to know more about how the family ended up on their island in the first place, which never got fully explained.

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scowler1
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Pickpick

The first pages show the quality of literature here. Brilliantly written tale of cultist isolation, how easily led we are, until we aren't. No happy endings I'm afraid.

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KendallHershey
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This beauty came in the mail today 🤗 Can‘t wait to get to this one!

bookandcat Loved this book! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉 3y
Lcsmcat Welcome to Litsy! I hope it becomes your happy place. 3y
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rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3y
starlight97 Welcome to this amazing place! 🎉 3y
UwannaPublishme Welcome! Welcome! Get ready for your TBR list to go wild! 😁👋🏻📚📚📚 3y
TK421 Welcome to Litsy!☺ 3y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #litsywelcomewagon 3y
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IndianaRed
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Pickpick

This novel seems to me, a bit underrated. I personally thought it was a brilliant tale. It does require some thought as it tends to use a lot of symbols to dig at something quite deeper and darker then what appears. Would make a really good book club discussion!

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KarenUK
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush #Day5 💕

I tag @squirrelbrain if you‘d like to play along? Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags 😊💕

Cinfhen Ha!! Somebody else was feeling you today 😘😘 3y
KarenUK So they are! But slightly different covers I think which is odd! Such a subtle change! @Barbarabb 3y
Cinfhen Oh!! You‘re 💯correct!!! 3y
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @KarenUK Real subtle indeed! What a coincidence we thought of the the same cover on the same day! 3y
squirrelbrain I‘d love to take part @KarenUK - maybe tomorrow or the next day to start though... on my way straight from work to the cinema (Margaret Atwood - yay!) so won‘t get chance to peruse the shelves until then! 😁😘 3y
KarenUK @squirrelbrain how exciting! 3y
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DebinHawaii
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My usual before errands breakfast 🥑🍞☕️& checking to see if this library e-book is for me. I had it on hold & it finally came in but it has plenty mixed reviews & I have plenty more books waiting in line. 📚📚📚😬📚📚Off to run my Saturday errands & then hopefully a nap & some reading later. Hope everyone is having a good weekend.☀️

catebutler Looks delicious! Your Saturday sounds busy and delightful. 3y
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

So-so on this one. I don‘t feel that an author has to spell out everything in a book, but this one could have used a few more details to help me understand the world of the story.

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Bookgirl
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Mehso-so

Billed as “feminist revenge fantasy.” Nope. 3 sisters are raised in seclusion by their sadistic parents and taught to fear men. There‘s some sort of dystopian patriarchal state of the world plus actual toxins (??) but we never learn anything about either - or if they are even real. Also the girls are taught that feelings are toxic, as is love. Dad disappears and three males show up on the island. Chaos ensues. The writing is lovely but meh.

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Debblyliz
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Pickpick

A dark story detailing the life of 3 sisters who lived with their parents away from other people, particularly men and have no experience to draw upon when 2 men and 1 boy arrive one day. I found this to be an uncomfortable read involving abuse of children and women, a story which kept popping into my head for a few days after I finished.

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Niso
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Panpan

Another casualty of the “feminist dystopian” publishing/marketing trend. It‘s about 3 girls living on an island with their parents, following a dystopian/pollution/men-related catastrophe?? Though supposed to be about men abusing women, the abuse is alluded to but never shown/explained. In fact, the Mother is the most abusive/unredeemable character in this unresolved narrative with numerous loose ends & threads.

TrishB I didn‘t like this one either. 3y
Niso @TrishB It felt I needed to be in author head to just understand WTH is going on. It should have been about dysfunctional families and abusive parents, but I guess her agent/publisher thought that wasn't trendy/marketable enough. Which is a shame as her writing was at times hauntingly beautiful and quite moving. (edited) 3y
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amyf0x
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Sisters Grace, Lia and Sky have grown up in isolation according to the strict rules and dark lore of their parents, but then strangers come to their shore and they start having to make their own difficult choices.

Read July 1-5
Book 36/55

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PassionatelyCurious
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“Every time I think, ‘I am very lonely,‘ it becomes bleaker and more true. You can think things into being. You can dwell them up from the ground.”

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danibel
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Currently reading

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JenniferEgnor
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We could walk into the ocean with our hands linked and know it was over, that it was finally over and would always be over.

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JenniferEgnor
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Sometimes she was my enemy and sometimes she was just my mother, an enemy in a different way.

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JenniferEgnor
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I pull up a net full of writhing silver fish and let them die in the bottom of the boat, watching them as their breathing grows more desperate. Eventually it stops. I know the feeling, I tell them.

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JenniferEgnor
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The boy is crying again, his face alien and liquid, and the man mouths a word at me, which I realize is Please. I am not used to being offered this word. It is a spell, a weakness. I am moved; I let them in.

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Brie
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This was a bit of a slow, languid read. The tone matched the seaside setting but it had undercurrents of simmering rage beneath. Three sisters live isolated on an island with their Mother and King, their father. They are told to fear men & undergo various “therapies” which are really exercises in sadomasochism. Until one day King disappears & three men wash ashore. Everything they‘ve been taught is thrown into question & sibling rivalry erupts.

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karajay
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Hosted another successful book club last night. Love getting together with the ladies!

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Cinfhen
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#AnglophileApril #TheCure 🎸🎵You know that feeling when a book blurb promises you one thing and then you read the novel and think WTF??? That is NOT what I expected. Well this book, was that situation. Three sisters live on an isolated island with their mother and father ( the ONLY man they‘ve ever known). They‘ve been taught boys/men are dangerous. Then their dad disappears and 3 men appear on their island. What‘s a girl to do?? #BoysDontCry

RadicalReader The title made me think of the movie A Cure for Wellness starring Jason Issacs who was Lucius Malfoy in the HP Series 3y
TrishB I really didn‘t like this book. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I see mixed reviews for this book! I‘m not in a hurry to pick it up. 3y
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Cinfhen It was so odd...the premise was so promising but the book really didn‘t deliver @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm I read it as an ARC and I basically skimmed through. Maybe I missed the good stuff 🤷‍♀️ 3y
whatsthEStorey I bailed on this one. I found it jarringly odd and could not connect to any of the characters. It reminded me a little of Gather the Daughters. I must‘ve missed the good stuff, too! 3y
Kalalalatja This really dissappointed me. I didn‘t hate it, but like you said, not what I expected 🤷‍♀️ 3y
Mdargusch Well after reading these comments I‘m not going to hurry to read this. I thought the blurb sounded interesting. 3y
Cinfhen I also kept thinking about Gather the Daughters @whatsthEStorey and I didn‘t like that book at all!!! Ask @Kalalalatja she gifted it to me because I had wanted to read it so badly. I think it‘s perfectly fine to skip this one @Mdargusch and it‘s too bad because the premise sounded good. 3y
emmaturi I also thought it was ok but nothing special! 3y
Cinfhen For me it was disturbing and confusing @emmaturi 😳 3y
emilyhaldi Sounds fascinating but the reviews are a resounding 👎🏻 I‘ll be skipping this one! 3y
Rissreads Sounds like you and I are on the same wavelength for this one! 😬 3y
Cinfhen So disappointing @emilyhaldi @Rissreads although @Lindy just reviewed this book and she enjoyed it. Look for her review 💚 3y
Rissreads Thanks I will 👍 3y
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Lindy
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Refrain of the man universal: This is not my fault. See also: I absolve myself of responsibility. And: I never said that. You can‘t take the actions of my body as words.

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Lindy
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It took me a while to appreciate this nightmarish #audiobook, told in shifting POV, including choral narration. A couple have raised their 3 daughters in cultish seclusion (from a world poisoned by pollution & the patriarchy) with a sadistic regimen of physical & psychological exercises. It‘s a tale of sisterhood that raises the question: are women in society solely responsible for their own safety? Lyrical language & thought-provoking content.

Lindy @Ms.Story It‘s not for everyone, but maybe it‘s for you? 3y
TrishB I thought there were some good themes trying to get out in this book, but the writing style just didn‘t do it for me. In the end it was just so-so for me and I didn‘t like it really. 3y
cathysaid Interesting that you and @Cinfhen posted about this book at almost the same time! Now I‘ve GOT to read it! 3y
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Lindy @TrishB I don‘t like sadism, so that aspect nearly made me bail early on. I enjoy shifting points of view, so that aspect was in my favour. The audiobook format (with multiple narrators) also helped pull me through the harder parts. 3y
Lindy @cathysaid 😊👍 3y
Cinfhen So interesting @cathysaid I totally missed this post!! Lindy is obviously a “better” reader than Cindy (😉) since I got nothing out of this book but the creeps!!! I‘d be curious to hear your thoughts. 3y
Lindy @Cinfhen It certainly IS creepy. But so is current society‘s toxic masculinity. I recently read something on the same topic that addresses its effect on boys: 3y
Cinfhen Your tagged book sounds brutal. I‘m not a fan of GN but I will seek this one out. 3y
Cinfhen In terms of Water Cure, the story never really went anywhere for me. And I was trying to hard to figure out what was going on. The prose & tone just didn‘t work for me. 3y
Lindy @Cinfhen Every book has its reader. I know you recognize that and can move on to something that‘s a better match for you. 😊 3y
Cinfhen So true but I love reading reviews that are different from mine. It helps me to see a book in another light. Often at bookclub, a book i may not have cared for suddenly seems more interesting after we talk about it. It‘s hearing the others points of view that make the book more compelling. 3y
Lindy @Cinfhen I like that too. 😊 3y
Rissreads @Cinfhen @Lindy I usually love this genre but this book was hard work for me too. I stacked Home after dark, it sounds interesting 👍 3y
Lindy @Rissreads When you get to Home After Dark, I look forward to your thoughts on it. 😊 3y
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Lindy
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Part of what made the old world so terrible, so prone to destruction, was a total lack of preparation for the personal energies often called feelings.

gradcat So pretty, those flowers.... 3y
Lindy @gradcat Thanks. They are the most cheerful aspect of my garden at this time of the year. 3y
gradcat I love the blue & purple...just lovely! You should be very proud of your garden. ❤️ 3y
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Lindy @gradcat ☺️ 3y
Freespirit Lovely❤️ 3y
kspenmoll Gorgeous!!!!! 3y
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Lindy
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I invite the confessionals of men. I am not a stranger to them. Absorbing the guilt and the sorrow is something the world expects of women.

Ms.Story I've been curious about this one. Looking forward to your review 😊 3y
Lindy @Ms.Story I will tag you. I‘m letting it sit with me for a bit before writing a review. Short review:👍and 😨 3y
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Soubhiville
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings about this one.
Three sisters and their mother and father live in an old secluded hotel, seemingly hiding from a dystopian world. But women sometimes arrive, looking for therapy to recover from the wrongs done to them by men.

I think the writing style kept me distant from the characters.

The kitten pictured has moved in under my porch. I‘m trying to find her owners before I try to find her a new home. She‘s sweet.

Clwojick Oh my gosh, such a sweet kitten. She looks like she wants love. 3y
Texreader Adorable!! ❤️😻 3y
Leftcoastzen Cutie! 3y
LauraJ Aww, such unique coloring! Good luck! 3y
charl08 Mixed feelings here too (but not about the kitten!) 3y
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karajay
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I audibly gasped while reading this book and when I relayed the story to my bf it was answered with "wtf"
I highly recommend reading this one!

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KatsGypsySoul
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Am I trying to jam a book club book into a week? Yup sure am. The writing in this one is very choppy. It's almost uncomfortable to read for me - but hopefully I will get used to it. That's the point of book clubs right? To get you to read books you normally wouldn't? #procrastinationstation #bookclubpick #booksandcoffee #muglove