Book Review | Commune of Women
Title: Commune Of Women
Author: Susan Still
Do you have a vacation coming up? A weekend getaway or are you just in the mood for a good book? You might want to consider getting a copy of Susan Still’s Commune of Women.
Don’t let the title confuse you. This is not a about a real commune. Commune of Women is all about a group of women who are brought together under forced circumstances. The Los Angeles International airport is taken over by terrorists and these women all end up taking refuge in the same room. Each woman is from a different walk of life. There is a homeless woman, a couple of high class women, a fragile woman on the brink of insanity and another who seems to know how to act with whatever is thrown at this group of women.
This book is wonderfully written. Each chapter is about the woman the chapter is named for. So each time a new chapter comes around, you are hearing another person’s tale or point of view about what they are all going through.
I was engrossed in the tales of each woman. The book also delves in to the story of the terrorist’s backgrounds and history, without being overly sympathetic.
Although I am not fond, call me naïve, of any story that hints at America doing things for political gain at the expense of people’s lives, Commune of Women, kept well within the means of hypothetical” what if’s” without completely blasting our government. No government is perfect and Commune of Women, does give food for thought about things that could and might happen when politicians think they can manipulate things and abuse their power.
All in all, Commune of Women, was extremely satisfying to read and I am honored to have been able to review this book.
*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*