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Marisa Crane

Autor/a de I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself

5+ obres 203 Membres 5 Ressenyes

Obres de Marisa Crane

I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself (2023) 192 exemplars
3 A.M. Heartbreak Material (2015) 4 exemplars
Secondhand Sins (2015) 3 exemplars
Our Debatable Bodies (2019) 2 exemplars

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genderqueer
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USA

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This is very well done, though not what I expected going into it. Every review I've heard made it sound like this was about the child growing up with two shadows, but this is about the mother of that child learning to deal with her grief and shame. Excellent. Queer, brash, and only a little dystopian.
 
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KallieGrace | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jan 18, 2024 |
[1.75] What began as an intriguing dystopian tale with enormous potential quickly devolved into a meandering, plot-challenged mess. Characters that initially piqued my interest became tiresome by the midway point. I called it quits shortly thereafter. I award 4 stars for the creative concept (I typically love dystopian fiction) and 1 star for execution.
 
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brianinbuffalo | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Jun 18, 2023 |
I loved this book. The prose was beautiful and poetic, and it was an emotional gut punch, in the best way possible. My one quibble, is I felt some of the timeskips in the second half through off the pacing, but overall I would highly recommend this book.
 
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queenofthebobs | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 22, 2023 |
I picked up Marisa Crane’s I Keep My Exoskeletons to Myself because its title amused me, wondering if it might be something like Murderbot or Robocop. The book turns out to be a dystopian novel that reminds me at times of 1984. A near-future surveillance state provides malefactors and misfits with extra shadows to let other people know they are not socially acceptable. It is unclear whether the shadows are actual surveillance devices or simply difference makers. The story also reminds me of the Vonnegut short story “Harrison Bergeron” in which talent and beauty are penalized in the name of equality. Here, the government serves a “Balance” that establishes social homogeneity as the ideal. Crane’s novel is heavy on theme and symbol but light on plot. A woman talks to the ashes of her dead wife as she struggles to raise their daughter. Mother and daughter both bear the stigma of extra shadows. The social themes are admirable, but I wish the surveillance technology were described more explicitly. 3.5 stars.… (més)
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Tom-e | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Feb 10, 2023 |

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Membres
203
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#108,639
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4.1
Ressenyes
5
ISBN
10

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