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Some Thoughts on Charlotte Wood's The Natural Way of Things or Should There Be Trigger Warnings on Books?

I finished Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things a couple of days ago and wasn’t sure whether I should review it or not. But then I thought of the many glowing reviews in newspapers and on blogs that made me pick this up and so I decided, while I won’t review it, I will write about my reactions to this book because they are so different from any one else’s. 863 more words

Books

“STELLA! STELLA!” (Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire)

I’m not a big follower of book prizes although I like the Bailey’s Prize and usually try & read the Booker winner. However, the annual… 1,059 more words

Books

Charlotte Wood - The Natural Way of Things

I am in awe.

On February 19th in the morning I picked up Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things and I could not put it down and read it in practically one sitting. 389 more words

Feminism

A recap for February

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood

This novel is a horror story, a parable, about what our society would like to do to women it sees as fallen.

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Reading Habits

Walk-on girls scrapped from all future televised PDC darts events

Walk-on girls scrapped from all future televised PDC darts events

The walk-on girls have been an ever present future at all televised tournaments since the PDC launched back in the early 1990s but the PDC have confirmed they are no more. 367 more words

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Walk-on girls to be axed from PDC events!

Walk-on girls are going to be axed from PDC televised events in 2018, it has been confirmed. DartsNews.com revealed earlier this week that walk-on girls were set to be absent from Sky Sports tournaments, although this will now be the case for all major events going forward. 357 more words

Darts

In short: The Natural Way of Things (2015) by Charlotte Wood

5 January 2016

I finally read Charlotte Wood’s The Natural Way of Things .

I liked the opening sequences and the final section; some of the middle sagged a bit. 307 more words

Writing