Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Her Body and Other Parties left me with some conflicted feelings and the arduous task of appropriately reviewing it. There were some stories that resonated, and some that completely missed the mark. Unfortunately, this ended up as a DNF for me. This collection centers on Feminist and sexual themes, which I normally don’t blink an eye at. I think it was simply the approach that Machado took to her writing that gave it the, “Eh, maybe not for me,” feeling. To put things metaphorically, if this were an apple pie, I would be confused upon the first and subsequent bites, struggling to understand why the baker added a dash of Worcester to the otherwise very well-done pie.

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