I’ve decided that since I plan on doing this #6Degrees series of posts on a semi-regular basis that I should have an image that warns you all. I’m as much a visual person when it comes to online stuff, so a picture gets associated with a person or a particular line of posts just as easily for me as reading the title. I plan on using the above image as my stock photo for this series from now on. So It Is Written, So It Shall Be!
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This month’s chain begins with Three Women by Lisa Taddeo. I made the mistake of reading what this non-fiction book was about and that colored my choice of covers. The other 2 readily available covers were bland, blase pieces of pablum with some colored circles on the cover. NOT representative at all of what was inside. This tells the story of 3 women and their very broken sex lives.
The Blood Mirror is the first book that sprang to mind when I thought about broken sex lives in the realm of books I read. The author explores a little known sexual disorder with one of the main female characters. I found it handled as best as could be, but honestly, could have done without it altogether. I can handle decapitations, disembowelings, maimings, burnings, etc, but gross biological things about women? Not so much.
Another book with “mirror” in the title is Mirror of Opposition. This was one of the first books where I dealt with an Indie author. I paid him about $10 for 2 of his books and generously gave them both 3 stars, I think. Today, I’d be much harsher in my critique.
And yet ANOTHER mirror book is The Mirror of Worlds. This was book 8 in a 9 book fantasy series by David Drake. Just about the only books by him that I liked. He deliberately wrote tropish’ly and I liked it. Not a series that is going to stick around for the ages though.
And apparently I’m stuck on the Mirror theme here. I just can’t avoid it. The False Mirror is a SF book about humanity in the far future. As one of the few races that is warlike, Humanity is trained and treated like an attack dog. But never trusted.
A mirror shows us a reflection of something. A snapshot of a moment in time. Such a book was the Kinta Years. Autobiography of Janice Giles showed a time much different than the one we live in now.
And thus the circle is complete. From 3 broken women, through the realms of fantasy, to a young girl growing up around 1900. Strange the paths I wander as I do these posts 🙂