Book Reviews of The Female Man

The Female Man
The Female Man
Author: Joanna Russ
ISBN-13: 9780807063132
ISBN-10: 0807063134
Pages: 213
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Beacon Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Russ's non-linear style gets in the way of, rather than enhances, this time-travel fantasy/morality tale. Her observations on gender roles, societal mores, and sexuality are blurred and blunted as the reader spends too much time trying to figure out who "I" is, that identity shifting and flowing from one narrator to another, often within the same paragraph. This may have been cutting-edge hot stuff in 1975; now it seems curiously dated and affected.
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I found this book hard to read - the structure and flow was not in a style I enjoy.