Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bechdel Test Tuesday!

It's time for another Bechdel Test Tuedsday! Woohoo! Did everyone catch my special All-Bronte Edition last week? No? Well then you should click on that link I just graciously left you and check it out! Also if you're unfamiliar with what the Bechdel Test is...go here.

Now I know you've all been waiting eagerly all day for my awesome meme so I'll just get right to it:

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
1. Does it have at least 2 women in it?
Well, this is tricky. Technically I guess I have to say yes but really I'm leaning more towards a no. The first woman is the mother and the second woman only shows up at the very very end and I forget if she even utters a single word...

2. Do they talk to each other?
Obviously based on what I just answered for Question #1, no.

Too bad. This is one of my favorite books. Better luck mext week!

And please, if you have any suggestions for books you would like me to feature or read, let me know! And I'm always looking for good ideas via Twitter (see my follow me button located to the right).

3 comments:

Brenna said...

I really like the Bechdel test! Is it named after Alison Bechdel? Great idea for a meme.

llevinso said...

@Brenna, Why yes it is! The normal way is to use this for movies but I twist it around and use it for books. I saw on your blog that you listed her as your author that doesn’t get enough recognition. Love your blog by the way :)

Serendipity's Library said...

I love The Road also. It's sad to me that it didn't pass the test.