my weirdest book opinion is that i have a strong dislike of ali smith because the one novel of hers i've read (girl meets boy) is bad, and she wrote an extremely weird blurb one time

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the blurb in question is of babyji by abha dawesar, though to be fair the publisher synopsis that follows is also literary malpractice

babyji is a remarkable book but what it is emphatically not is a 'sexy' book about a 'charming' heroine; unless you're really into manipulation and abusive power dynamics

it's a deeply uncomfortable novel about how power is relative, and how someone who is marginalized on certain axes can still hold power over and inflict violence on others

the rug-pull, when you realize that our 'plucky' narrator chronically abuses power in the situations where she has it, is gutting

but i guess if you didn't get that far you might write this blurb?

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