Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2014 book 103

Laline Paull's The Bees
Well, I read the book about bees! And I liked it a lot more than I expected to. I feel like you could parse out some interesting things about class and motherhood, but ultimately, it's about a hive full of bees (and the one SPECIAL bee who serves as protagonist) (This whole bee thing intrigued me so I read some articles about bees on Wikipedia, and the book made much more sense afterward). Parts of this are a little slow, but I really liked the way it wrapped up. In general, I feel like the Margaret Atwood comparisons are warranted? And I never thought I'd sympathize with a bee, but hey, I did.  A-/B+.

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