The theme of Red Clocks by Leni Zumas is women and the right to choose. This book is clear on which side of the question it stands on. I appreciate the premise of this book. The conversation is an important one. I also appreciate the surreal environment the book manages to create. However, for me, the book feels like it's trying too hard to be literary. I am left focusing on how the book is written rather than the story being told.
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Reviewed for NetGalley
Red Clocks is a dystopian novel about what would happen if Roe vs. Wade were overturned and a Personhood Amendment was passed. The theme is: Women and the right to choose. I found it very hard to connect to any character as they are are referred to as; the biographer, the daughter, the wife and the mender. The style of short vignettes by each character was very disjointed and made the story very choppy. I also found the premise of the novel unrealistic as 2/3 of the Congress would be needed to overturn Roe vs. Wade and I doubt that many votes would be garnered. The one question I ask is: "Who looks out for the rights of the unborn?"