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Friday, November 27, 2009

Links Roundup 11/27/2009

Book Reviews
Evermore by Alyson Noel - Because who can resist hilarious reviews on terrible YA twilight-wannabe novels? >D
Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines - In which Choco gives us the lowdown on how This Is Not The Novel We Expected, i.e. there is very little epic gladiator fights and more about character exploration.
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys - A review of a novel that retells Jane Eyre from Bertha's perspective, and basically about how Rochester is the biggest creep in the world. (AMEN)
Wild Meat and the Bully Burgers by Lois-Ann Yamanaka - A Japanese-Hawaiian girl's coming of age story. Nice, long, and detailed review. =D

Author Neesha Meminger has things to say about "damaged" writers of colour: Are Writers of Colour Damaged?

Okay, so as everyone on the blogsphere is talking about it to the point in which I can't ignore its existence any longer, yes, that Twilight sequel movie spawn thing is out. (Oh fine, I'll say the title: New Moon.) It's kind of an open secret that I despise that novel and just about everything that has to do with it. So, because I am a spiteful person, I am going to link some choice sites about those Quileute werewolves and how Meyer and the whole Twiworld franchise treats the people of this ethnic group and their mythologies:
Media Doesn't Know Quileutes Are Real - The latest in Twi!Quileute fail.
Roundup links on all Quileute within Twilight related stuff - Yay ppl do roundups so that I don't have to!!
New Moon: Old Story? - In which Racialicious takes a look at our token native Quileute love interest (Jacob) and how the New Moon movie portrays POC relationships on the vein of "same old same old garbage" attitude.

And, just for good measure, a post on the whole Sexual Purity Fantasy thing Twilight has going on, by the awesome Neesha Meminger.

1 comment:

Cleverly Inked said...

Thats great about the Quiluetes, Great links. So much for being politically correct.