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Superwoman gets her kicks abusing less powerful men
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2019
I have read several BR Kingsolver novels. Ok, pulp action novel series. Not much thought but lots of action. Keeps your interest with a heroine superwoman. But, I was bothered by the abuse trifecta of verbal abuse, mental abuse, and physical abuse in this series. Superwoman got her kicks insulting and abusing less powerful men. They were ok for sex but that rarely got in the way of her lack of respect. For some reason it was difficult for the author to realize her character is a female version of the men she hated for getting drunk and beating up their wife. For that reason I can not recommend the Chameleon series. I can say that later Kingsolver series get over this blind spot and are better.