Sunday, June 8, 2008

Six of One

Six of One by Rita Mae Brown was actually the first book I read for the Numbers Challenge... way back in January. I've been putting off reviewing it for months... and months. No real reason. Since the details are no longer fresh in my mind, I'll share the bits I liked the most and therefore remember.

1. The novel includes the stories of several generations of women. It bounces back and forth between 1980 and the memories of Louise and Julia, two women who grew up in the early 1900s.

2. The novels portrays sexuality as fluid and natural during a time when it was not considered so. I like thinking about this little pocket of people in the south who are so caring and accepting of women's sexuality and homosexuality, when the same could not be said of the country at large.

Recommendation: It took a few chapters to draw me in but overall was an enjoyable read.

1 comment:

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Thanks for the review - I used to really enjoy Rita Mae Brown but haven't read her in years because I wasn't interested in her mysteries with her cat. But I may have to pick this one up!