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A Reciprocal Love Affair With Books

Jean, 39, lover of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reader of comic books, conqueror of genre fiction.

Currently reading

Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel)
Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson
Progress: 206/261 pages

Reading progress update: I've read 50 out of 489 pages.

Career of Evil - Robert Galbraith

So, I have mixed feelings on this one from the start. Rowling is highlighting the viciously misogynistic mindset of the killer, but in turning Robin into a victim/target, she uses one of the most sexist and annoying tropes of the thriller genre, that women can only have large, complex roles by being victims. This wasn't true of the other two books! Robin's part expanded so well in The Silkworm while simply making her Strike's partner. Guess it was only a matter of time? Unfortunately.