Schmunzelmonster wrote:To me the book was a quick and nice read. The story was not very inventive, but very well written. I would have liked to see Suze emancipate herself on purpose rather than by force and for her to get rid of all the stuff in her house that's not hers. I've been looking forward to a scene where she'll start to pick up all the woodwork and stuff and trash it, to free herself from the needs of other people, but it never came
The book reminded me of how far we still have to go for equality. I am very blessed with a husband who irons, cleans and cooks as often as I do, but I tend to forget that this is not the usual. So I will cherish him more and open my eyes to the reality where equality means that most women work fulltime and shoulder the family and house dutys almost alone. I always knew that as a fact, but have never thought much about the consequences.
So you see, the book might not have been high-literature, but it got me thinking and reflecting and that's more than I can say about a lot of books.
Last but not least: I love the analogy of the books title, it's very powerful.