The Natural Way of Things

by Charlotte Wood | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1760111236 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Billbooks of Malvern East, Victoria Australia on 11/26/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by Billbooks from Malvern East, Victoria Australia on Saturday, November 26, 2016
Read this book for a book group otherwise not my cup of tea. Very stereotyped all women are victims all men are bastards can't understand why this won or was nominated for so many awards

Journal Entry 2 by Billbooks at Queen Street Rescue in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (11/27/2016 UTC) at Queen Street Rescue in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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Being taken to the Christmas meet up as a evil Santa book.

Journal Entry 3 by monamore at Queen Street Rescue in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, January 02, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (1/4/2017 UTC) at Queen Street Rescue in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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A very thought-provoking story. The imagination of some writers is quite amazing. I cannot say enjoyment was one of my sensations while reading this, but it was compelling.

Journal Entry 4 by wingmeganhwing at Thornbury, Victoria Australia on Sunday, January 29, 2017
Two very different opinions from the two previous readers of this book.. Taken away from Queen St Rescue after meetup today.

Journal Entry 5 by wingmeganhwing at Preston, Victoria Australia on Sunday, April 15, 2018
An interesting book which reminded me of The Handmaids Tale (in the way women’s sexuality and promiscuity is handled) and the unlikely story is of women removed from society and imprisoned into the remote outback of Australia. All the things which make them attractive women are taken away; their clothes, makeup etc and their heads shaven.
The story develops as time moves on, some of the women losing hope and two who become friends and make their own plans to keep them strong and plan an escape. Yolanda and Verla are well developed characters but the story is pretty fanciful.


Journal Entry 6 by wingmeganhwing at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France on Thursday, April 19, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (4/20/2018 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France

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Journal Entry 7 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, April 21, 2018
Picked up from the book table at the Bordeaux convention. Looks like it might be interesting..

Journal Entry 8 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, July 23, 2018
A very strange (and very disturbing) book. I can't say I really enjoyed it, though it did keep me reading, mainly to find out if there were going to be any explanations of what was going on (which, spoilers, you never get. I was left with so many questions: What is the intention behind imprisoning the women? (someone has obviously put a lot of money into the security system and hiring the staff - to what purpose?) Are the guards instructed to mistreat the women, or is that just their own cruelty? Why are they abandoned? And why the "rescue"? Again, what is all this supposed to achieve?...)

The feminist message (that I assume the author was going for) was, for me, diluted by the way all of the women are depicted as weak and selfish - according to the author, any woman deprived of her luxuries will immediately either go mad or withdraw from humanity entirely. Most people I know when put in that sort of situation would find a way to survive (mentally as well as physically), and to help each other, but Yolanda seems to be the only one with any survival instinct at all, and she doesn't attempt to pass on any of her knowledge to the others, or attempt to help them beyond hunting for food.

It was well written though, with some evocative descriptions. But it just left me deeply unsatisfied, in so many ways.

Journal Entry 9 by bookworm76 at Hobart, Tasmania Australia on Saturday, November 10, 2018
Picked up at the Hobart unconvention.

Journal Entry 10 by bookworm76 at Big 4 Tourist Park in Cambridge, Tasmania Australia on Monday, November 19, 2018

Released 7 mos ago (11/19/2018 UTC) at Big 4 Tourist Park in Cambridge, Tasmania Australia

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Leaving in the book swap shelf in the camp kitchen

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