I’m not feeling so good,
Weather? Who cares.
I finished reading this book, I don’t remember if I told you about it,
Takes One To Know One by Kate Allen,
it was a gift from a friend.
I enjoyed it, and it managed to get me out of my mini book slump.
I liked the characterisations and it had quite a bit of humour.
I always appreciate humour, especially when in a funk.
The action takes place on would be women only land.
A murder takes place, it is a mystery.
But, really it is a portrait of the lesbian community.
In most of its vastness and complexity.
The quirks, the charm, the divisions and the bonds.
It also deals with Lesbian separatism.
I find the idea a little bit passe.
Not that I believe for a minute that women have attained equality.
It’s strange that I finish it,
on the day that I read a New York Times Obituary of Jill Johnson.
Jill Johnson wrote a ground breaking book , Lesbian Nation.
I have never read Lesbian Nation but,
I know that it deals specifically with Lesbian separatism.
I can appreciate the anger and sentiment that brought about such movements.
The novel asks relevant questions and deals with them in a mature, thoughtful way.
Deserves a read,
and I think I will probably read more of Allen s work.
Sorry for the brevity of the appreciation, but,
I think you get the gist of it.