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Carol Stabile has commented on (3) products.

Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries) by Karen Russell
Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries)

Carol Stabile, January 14, 2012

I just finished reading Swamplandia! and I finished it mainly because of all the buzz around the novel. But I have to say I was sorely disappointed. The novel may be beautifully written in parts, but at a certain point the narrative becomes an all too predictable and problematic one about sexual victimization and silence.
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Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries) by Karen Russell
Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries)

Carol Stabile, January 14, 2012

I just finished reading Swamplandia! and I finished it mainly because of all the buzz around the novel. But I have to say I was sorely disappointed. The novel may be beautifully written in parts, but at a certain point the narrative becomes an all too predictable and problematic one about sexual victimization and silence.
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Dustlands #01: Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Dustlands #01: Blood Red Road

Carol Stabile, January 1, 2012

It was hard to settle on just one nomination for this award, but I remember loving this YA novel, which turned the hackneyed, reactionary language of novels where girls are represented as incompetent and incapable of protecting themselves on its head and created a heroine of epic proportions (kind of like Katniss in The Hunger Games, but I think overall, the novel is more original and better-written). Think of this as the Twilight antidote!
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