Reviews

I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman

zozzle's review

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5.0

Beautiful. Went in blind. What a nice surprise. There are parts I know I will return to read, again and again. An excellent addition to any post apocalyptic fiction hall of fame. Short, but impactful. 

meggypie's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

mxmads's review

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challenging dark emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated

4.5

Stunning translation. Haunted me for days afterwards.

reenelou's review against another edition

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5.0

It was very engrossing, i loved it and our unknown protagonist.

katbert's review

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it’s a really interesting short story and very well written — i just am not currently in a spot where i can read a story that’s as dark as this one is. would love to revisit when i have the mental space and time to dedicate to it!

pigeonburglar's review

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dark emotional inspiring mysterious sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

stephimv's review

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

3.0

amilou's review

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dark emotional mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75

hangry's review

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challenging dark emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

en_h's review

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dark
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.0