Tag: Women

Tupac Shakur – The Rose That Grew from Concrete | Review

Title: The Rose That Grew from Concrete

Author: Tupac Shakur

Type: Poetry

Page Count: 154

Rating: 3/5

I was quite exciting to get to this one because I’d heard someone talking about it on BookTube and I like Tupac’s music as much as the next person. Unfortunately, it got off on a bad foot to begin with thanks to four or five different introductions, each of which tried to paint Shakur’s poetry as being worthy of being included amongst the top ranks of contemporary literature.

But the poems themselves just feel like incomplete song lyrics. Half of them are just love poems for various different women, and a pretty sizeable proportion are about a god that I don’t believe in. Plus I got annoyed by him writing “2” instead of “to” and “4” instead of “for”. So yeah, only worth reading for major Tupac fans.

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman – The Yellow Wall-Paper | Review

Title: The Yellow Wall-Paper

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 58

Rating 3.5/5

 

 

The title story was easily the strongest here, although the rest of the book wasn’t bad either. But jeez, it was heavy. It made me mad about how women have been treated throughout history.

 

 

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