Review of 'Eating life' by Beth Burnett.

Find your Match in Lesbian Books

Search Help

Combine Categories with Tags to find your book match or use the search bar to look for specific titles, authors or keywords

Review of ‘Eating life’ by Beth Burnett.

“(…) Ben smiled. ‘Is that your job, then? You eat life?’

scribd
kindle
kindle

‘I feel like it. I want to explore everything, draw everything, taste everything, eat everything, make love to every woman.'” (Chapter Seven)

‘Eating life’ is a book about journeys: a road trip for some characters, a path of self discovery for others. It is a refreshing departure from the typical formulaic lesfic romance in which everyone is beautiful and successful.

Having said that, I have mixed feelings about this book. The author has strong convictions about feminism, patriarchy and relationships. Her characters voice these issues through their dialogues and actions. While I agree with a good deal of her views, I couldn’t help finding some parts of the book on the preachy or dogmatic side. For me, some of the conversations or situations that the characters go through look a bit forced or unrealistic. Some of the dialogues seem to be excessively formal within casual settings. Additionally, in some parts the balance between telling and showing seems off. However, I think it’s worth a read for its richness of characters and departure from the usual lesfic plots.

Overall, 3.5 stars. An ok read if you are interested in a feminist view on life and relationships.

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Buy Me a Coffee at ko-fi.com

Leave a Reply

do you love free books?

Join Our Newsletter & Get a Guide to Find Them

%d bloggers like this: