El Coyote Gordo (supergee) wrote,
El Coyote Gordo

Closely reasoned, but insufficient, adulation

Someone on Feministing wrote a review of Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Talents, praising the book for many of its strengths and encouraging people to pick it up as both a story of family relations and "a must-read for feminist visionaries." Elsewhere, that review is excoriated for not "discussing, in depth, her contribution to feminism in general and black feminism specifically" not to mention class, gender, and sexuality (which the second writer certainly does). I conjecture that the original review would do a far better job of getting the book to people who would be entertained, instructed, and illuminated by it.

Thanx to Geek Feminism.
Tags: recursive reviewing
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