Here are the items that we at Sacred Chickens think you might want to check out this week. Julie recommends a noir book with a punk photographer. Morty wants you to read Zelda Fitzgerald for her stream of consciousness style and vivid images. Finally, Jarad has a book that advocated for the rights of women, because not enough people are. Happy reading!
Julie Recommends Hard Light by Elizabeth Hand
Why? Because the main character, a photographer from the punk era, is fantastic. This person has come somewhat unmoored in life, lending to the overall noir feel of the book. It is fast paced, smart and action-packed.
Uncle Morty Recommends the Collected Works of Zelda Fitzgerald.
Why? Zelda has a very unique writing style with vivid and unusual images. The stream of consciousness style leaves the reader with the uncomfortable feeling of being a voyeur.
Jarad Recommends A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft.
Wollstonecraft wrote her vindication nearly 200 years ago, and while some things in this book date themselves, most of them could have been written in the last ten years, which goes to show that the same issues and rights are still being fought for. It's an important read, as it provides a broader grasp of the issues it discusses. The rights of women and minorities are still under attack today, just as they were during the time of Wollstonecraft, though admittedly there has been significant progress made since then, though not nearly enough by far.