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Margo Lanagan, causing trouble again

Via John Scalzi, the Bitch magazine staff post a reading list of "100 Young Adult books for the Feminist Reader," and after complaints are raised about the inclusion of Margo Lanagan's Tender Morsels, they decide to do a feminist impression of the curators at the Smithsonian. A kerfuffle ensues. You may recall a similar flap a couple years back over the inclusion of Lanagan's short story "The Goosle" in The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

I haven't read Tender Morsels yet, but Lanagan's Black Juice was one of my most treasured discoveries during my stint as a Tiptree judge. So you may want to check it out. Gal's obviously got a knack for affecting people.

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ironymaiden
Feb. 2nd, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC)
i've read it. the book is well-written and thought-provoking. i can see why it has great reviews.

i generally enjoy tough subject matter and beating up on the protagonist, but i hated Tender Morsels. i think if i had understood that i was reading literary fiction (the dragon is a metaphor) rather than genre fiction (the dragon is a dragon) when i picked it up, i might have enjoyed it more.

it's very interesting to be in full agreement that the book should not be removed from the list, when i wouldn't call it "feminist" or recommend it to my teenage niece.
oddnumbereven
Feb. 2nd, 2011 09:24 pm (UTC)
I haven't read Tender Morsels, either, but I adored Black Juice - fantastic collection.
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