Reviews tagging 'Rape'

Fauna by Christiane Vadnais

7 reviews

pipn_t's review against another edition

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adventurous dark fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

It was ok.  I like the idea but not the execution, the perspective changed so much I don’t feel I really got attached to anyone, even Laura.  Also don’t think there was any reason the first chapter had to start with the assault it did.

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bao_bao's review

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dark mysterious reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

2.0


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bizaleth's review against another edition

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.25


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feywildfiction's review against another edition

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I read reviews which said that a character pops up in the various short stories so I know I'm missing the overall message of the book but god did I not like the plots of the 3 short stories.
The first one included a rape scene that I personally feel didn't add anything to the narrative - it didn't explore the trauma that inflicts on a person, it was just something that happened and I guess we move on to the next story! The next one being a short story about a man wanting to have sex with a foreigner who had come to visit his hometown that lives on a body of water. Then the third story was about a man being mauled by lions in a zoo as a result of a strange woman, probably the one who raped the woman in the first story, pushed him down and injured him.
All in all, not the Southern Reach-adjacent story I thought I was getting.

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meaghanelizabook's review against another edition

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dark emotional mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0


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morebedsidebooks's review against another edition

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2.5


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thesaltiestlibrarian's review against another edition

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slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

1.0

 TW for the sudden (and questionably presented) rape scene 20 pages in.

Yikes. 

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