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Red Clocks: A Novel
Red Clocks A Novel
Author: Leni Zumas
Five women. One question. What is a woman for? — In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongs...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316434812
ISBN-10: 0316434817
Publication Date: 1/16/2018
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Lee Boudreaux Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 45
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njmom3 avatar reviewed Red Clocks: A Novel on + 1196 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.

Read my complete review at http://www.memoriesfrombooks.com/2018/04/red-clocks.html

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eadieburke avatar reviewed Red Clocks: A Novel on + 1227 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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?"
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