Review: Her Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a collection of supernatural stories about women and their bodies. My favorite was definitely The Husband Stitch, which retells the urban legend of the Green Ribbon.

Podcastle did an excellent podcast version of this one:

http://podcastle.org/2016/03/29/podca…

In the beginning, I know I want him before he does. This isn’t how things are done, but this is how I am going to do them. I am at a neighbour’s party with my parents, and I am seventeen.

The other highlights were “Eight Bites,” about an insecure woman who undergoes bariatric surgery for cosmetic reasons, and becomes haunted (literally) by the parts of herself that she has gotten rid of, and “Real Women Have Bodies,” in which women start to mysteriously become invisible for no apparent reason.

Abigail Nussbaum at Asking the Wrong Questions liked “Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law & Order SVU” better than I did, but then, she’s more familiar with its inspiration than I am, which probably makes a difference.

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Published by Beth @ Beth's Bookish Thoughts

This blog is for my thoughts on reading. A couple of my friends on GoodReads have blogs, so eventually I decided to start one myself. I hope to get involved in the book blogging community and become a better reader and writer! I am not accepting copies of new books for review, but I would be interested in new editions or new translations of classic authors. Find me on Upwork (as an editor) in the profile link. From September 2018 to October 2020 I blogged at Blogger.

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