book review, historical fiction

Review: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

  Slammerkin tells the story of teenaged Mary Saunders in 18th century London, who resorts to a life of selling her body in an effort to move past her working class, poverty stricken upbringing. The first thing I want to say is that Emma Donoghue is such a talented writer. I hadn't read anything by… Continue reading Review: Slammerkin by Emma Donoghue

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Room & 10 Cloverfield Lane: Women in Peril

WARNING: If you haven't seen Room or 10 Cloverfield Lane yet, this post contains spoilers! We've all seen the classic "woman in peril" trope - a woman hunted, beaten, raped, terrorized, and/or in captivity. At first glance, a viewer may easily place both Room and 10 Cloverfield Lane into this box, but these films are… Continue reading Room & 10 Cloverfield Lane: Women in Peril