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Mommy, am I cult?

A former literary snob making her way back to commercial reads.

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The Chosen One

The Chosen One - Carol Lynch Williams Do you want an escapist read? With fun dialog, rainbows, lovers with blue eyes and, preferably, a sixpack?

Then don’t read this book.

"In that moment, a whole line of men, older men went past in my head. Their mouths in O shapes, their eyes wandering like hands over some of us unmarried girls.”

“... a woman who dies pregnant or having babies is a sinner”

"Because that is what our lives are […]. We are here for the men."


Yeah, guys, we reached WTF-uckery levels of disturbance. And those quotes are just the tip of the iceberg.

I specially liked this because it doesn’t treat polygamists as animals in a zoo. The MC is one of them after all, and we see the world through her mind, divided between family and duty and the absurdity of it all.

You’ll have to try really hard to feel any shred of hope while reading this novel. Every chapter, everything gets worse, and there is a point where you wonder if this will be “that kind of book” with “that kind of ending”. Of course, I won’t spoil the surprise.