The Steel Seraglio, Mike, Linda, and Louise Carey

“I am a scroll. Burn me.”

You guys. You all need to read this book right away.

My lovely Jessica-friend gave me this book as a birthday gift and also as proof that she knows me extremely well. It’s awesome. It’s about a city of women and the power of female wisdom and friendship and direct democracy and the dangers of asceticism and it’s gorgeous. 

Probably because it’s the product of three authors, the story is told unconventionally – there are stories within stories, told in a myriad of styles. If you read the book, you will see how that works – it’s this extraordinary, almost mythological and folkloric tale; grandiose yet tender and delicate and Jesus, guys, would you just read it? Jessica, thank you for reading my mind and I will try and outgift you next time.

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