Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bechdel Test Tuesday!

Alright loyal readers...do you know what day it is? Oh course you do! It's Bechdel Test Tuesday (I mean, you can read the title of the post right?)! First time stopping by my awesome meme? Take a gander at this link to learn all about it.

Now, last week was a sad day when the one of the ultimate sci-fi novels of our time, 2001: A Space Odyssey, crashed and burned. And it had to happen on one of the happiest days of the year: International Women's Day and Mardi Gras. Whomp whomp. Hopefully things will turn out better this time around. Let's gather round and see!

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
1. Does it have at least 2 women in it?
Yes it does. Several women in fact. We're off to a better start then last week...
2. Do they talk to each other?
Again yes. Many many times throughout the book.
3. About something besides a man?
YES! While some of the conversations definitely revolve around men, many DO NOT. The book is very complex and deals with a lot of raw human emotions and...well you just have to read it to find out but HOORAY!
A book has once again passed with flying colors. I feel like it's been a while. And seriously, if you haven't read this piece of literary fiction, pick it up. It's very creepy and eerie but also has a lot of beauty to it. Made me want to read more of Ishiguro's stuff.

Until next time :)


Deborah Lawrenson said...

Glad to hear he made the grade! Have you read his Nocturnes yet? Three stories about music, and just lovely writing.

llevinso said...

No I have not. I really want to read The Remains of the Day as I've heard good things about it but I'll look for that as well!

Red said...

Glad to see a book finally pass. I picked this up at one point but only read a couple pages before putting it down. I think I need to give it another try.

llevinso said...

I have heard some people say it's a bit hard to get into Red, but I think it's worth it.

Wall-to-wall books said...

Hmmm never heard of this book!

llevinso said...

Oh, look into it W2W. It's a good one!

Wall-to-wall books said...

LOL, I love that you call me "W2W" great nickname! Thanks.