Review: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic

The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real MagicThe Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

I tried. I got 97 pages in and she insulted Tolkien’s language-writing ability and I’m supposed to believe a graduate student who focused on obscure freakin poetry still has the gall to look down on Tolkien and “D&D nerds”? Oh hell no.
The back cover of this book compared it to adult Harry Potter. I contend that reviewer must not have ever read Harry Potter. I also contend the title is completely a lie. 100 pages in, there has been no thinking–she’s been magically mind-controlled from “totally not fairies” literally the whole time; the “woman” thus far has had no motivation and is in fact mostly controlled by men to move the plot; there has been no guiding of any kind; and the Magic has all been assumed and implied.
In short, oh hell no.

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