Red Clocks

Red Clocks

Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illegal in America, in-vitro fertilization is banned, and the Personhood Amendment grants rights of life, liberty, and property to every embryo. In a small Oregon fishing town, five very different women navigate these new barriers alongside age-old questions surround Five women. One question. What is a woman for? In this ferociously imaginative novel, abortion is once again illeg...

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Title:Red Clocks
Author:Leni Zumas
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Red Clocks
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:356 pages pages

Red Clocks Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Apr 01, 2018
    I circled around this book for a long time, not wanting to read another dystopian breeder novel. But I eventually decided to try it, and I'm glad I did. Told through multiple perspectives (all female), this is a near future dystopia with very probably legislation that outlaws abortion,...
  • Cheri
    Apr 09, 2018
    ?The sea does not ask permission or wait for instruction. It doesn?t suffer from not knowing what on earth, exactly, it is meant to do. Today its walls are high, white lather torn, crashing hard at the sea stacks. ?Angry sea,? people say, but to the biographer the ascribing of...
  • Jessica
    Jan 18, 2018
    How weird to be reading this book on my least-favorite commuting day of the year, when the annual March for Life is held in DC and I have to resist the urge to yell at people to get the eff out of my way on the Metro. This is getting billed as a dystopian novel to cash in on Handma...
  • Elyse
    Apr 05, 2018
    I have mixed feelings about ?Red Clocks?.... ...disturbing issues ... ...disturbing ?choice? vagina dialogues ...yet all in the context of brilliance- timely & important. My review reflects my thoughts and feelings which came from reading ?Red Clocks?. I ad...
  • Ron Charles
    Jan 16, 2018
    ?Red Clocks? might sound like a dystopian novel, but plenty of conservative politicians are plotting to make it a work of nonfiction. In fact, the author, Leni Zumas, has said that she drew the most frightening details of her story?s misogynistic world from ?actual proposals?...
  • Heather
    Apr 03, 2018
    It took me a bit to figure out how this book worked. But once I did, I liked it. It's a story about a VERY possible near future where single women can't adopt, or get in vitro, and no one can get safe abortions because they're illegal. So basically, it's the US pre-1973. And that is fr...
  • Rachel
    Feb 21, 2018
    Damn, I really wanted to love this book. The premise is obviously timely and appropriate, and the book had a lot of hype. But I just didn't care for it. The unnamed character thing seemed unnecessary. It reminded me of Annihilation - four women characters, all unnamed (I can hear t...
  • Jessica Woodbury
    Apr 29, 2018
    I have seen a significant uptick in the "feminist dystopia" genre in the last year, but RED CLOCKS is the first book to fall into this category that feels fully realized and fully successful to me. It took me a little while to get going, to understand how the characters fit togethe...
  • Trudie
    Mar 26, 2018
    Well, I am going to admit I was a little skeptical of this book going in. Any book that draws comparisons to The Handmaids Tale is bound to come off second best in my experience. Last years "female dystopia" de jour The Power just didn't do it for me, so I was a little worried for Red ...
  • Emily May
    Nov 17, 2017
    I guess we can probably expect more of these weird feminist(?) dystopias in the wake of The Handmaid's Tale's Hulu series. Between this and the superhero-movie-turned-superhero-book trend, you can pretty much predict the new book trends based on what's popular on the big and small scre...
  • Brittany
    Aug 21, 2017
    Thank you to Goodreads/author for giving me this book for review. Unfortunately, I have been very let down by this book. It's so, boring. Not exciting at all. The writing is just so all over the place. This book feels like it belongs on a required reading list at school and I didn't li...
  • ♥ Sandi ❣
    Mar 31, 2018
    3.75 stars This book so reminds me of When She Woke by Hillary Jordan. Zumas takes a stab at a future world where abortion is illegal, IVF is banned and adoption is restricted to couples only. We follow 4 women, and a fifth only through an historical written narrative, in a smal...
  • ☘Misericordia☘  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Feb 25, 2018
    All sorts of things are all over the place. I'm supposed to decipher it? Really? Overall this didn't feel like a readable material. At all. DNF. I don't want to torture myself with it anymore. It's probably very forward and front-looking and experimental and feminist and corresponds t...
  • Lata
    May 10, 2018
    The author presents a horrifying possible future when abortions are illegal, and Canada supports the US in preventing women from determining whether or not to maintain a pregnancy. The author follows four different women, with each chapter switching from one character's point of view t...
  • Colleen Fauchelle
    Apr 04, 2018
    This is a story of 5 woman there day to day life, their dreams and goals, there desires and struggles. The chapter headings are The Daughter, The Mender, The Wife, The Biographer, The explorer, It shows what they are seems more important that who they are. You only find out their names...
  • Janelle
    Jan 15, 2018
    RED CLOCKS by Leni Zumas - Thank you so much to Little, Brown and Company for providing my free copy - all opinions are my own. This novel is outstanding! I have not read another book like this. Yes, it?s feminist?in the sense that these women rule their own lives within the co...
  • Ace
    Mar 31, 2018
    5 stars Written in a world allegedly in the future, fetuses have rights and abortion is outlawed. It doesn't sound too far fetched to me, it could be describing any given era in one country or another. Society and religion trying to define, corralle and impose its own rules on women...
  • Lotte
    Jun 10, 2017
    Red Clocks can be described as a dystopian novel, but it feels entirely contemporary. Instead of creating a far-off dystopian society, Leni Zumas picks up on trends in our current political climate and thinks them through. What are the consequences of making abortion illegal in the US?...
  • Brierly
    Feb 22, 2018
    A note: I received my M.A. from Portland State (where Leni teaches) and while I do not know her personally, many of my M.F.A. colleagues speak highly of her. Red Clocks is a dystopian novel, though I could see this future happening with a few wrong turns. Similar to The Handmaid's ...
  • Mike W
    Jan 03, 2018
    Three stars = ?I liked it?. It was a rewarding reading experience as I was bouncing around in the brains of characters who think about things that have never crossed my mind. As an aside, I would love to have explained to me by any of my wise friends the connection of a matriar...
  • Emma
    Feb 23, 2018
    I can see why this is getting so much coverage after the recent tv success of The Handmaid's Tale coinciding with a veritable flood of news coverage that has highlighted the position of women as second class citizens all over the world. Inevitably, books which use this kind of near-fut...
  • Katie
    Jan 13, 2018
    Red Clocks is a quietly dystopian novel. There has been no war, no plague, no machine gunning down of the senate. Instead, the world Zumas creates is eerily similar to our own. All that has changed is a pro-life government signed a bill into law while the majority of the country sat at...
  • Shelby
    Feb 07, 2018
    A few months ago, I read about this upcoming title and had to have it immediately. Luckily through NetGalley I received an ARC. This book is definitely worth the hype and I hope its popularity continues to grow exponentially. Due to the subject matter, Red Clocks is reminiscent of The ...
  • Gumble's Yard
    May 31, 2018
    ?Red Clocks? by Leni Zumas I had heard about this novel as part of the speculation leading up to the 2018 Women?s Prize ? and was surprised not to see it longlisted. My perception was that it was a dystopian and political novel ? very much in the spirit of The Handmaid's T...
  • Jenna
    Jan 21, 2018
    This novel about very different women making hard personal choices and finding ways to persevere on their own terms, whatever those may be, is maybe the most healing and hopeful thing I've read since the election. ...
  • Hannah
    Jun 18, 2018
    My thoughts on this are all jumbled up; I thought I would adore this and it is not a bad book by any means but it took me three months to finish this. I could just not get on board and I am not quite sure where my problems lie. I love the plausibility of the world Leni Zumas has cre...
  • Book of the Month
    Jan 01, 2018
    The Handmaid's Tale for Our Generation By Judge Cristina Arreola Don?t let the pink and red cover fool you. Red Clocks is no romance or ?beach read.? Instead, it is a frightening dystopian novel about what happens when politicians successfully manage to push back on women?s...
  • Emily
    Jan 18, 2018
    I could go on, and on, and on, and on about this book, but really the most important thing I can say is that this is now an all-time favorite. It is absolutely brilliant, and I expect to see it not only on "Best Books of the Year" lists, but also "Best Books of the Decade." It's that g...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    May 26, 2018
    DNFed at 20%. I just couldn't get into it! ...
  • Lark Benobi
    Apr 01, 2018
    Red Clocks was one of those rare, very-pretty-good reads for me. Zumas creates women with lovely endearing individuality and humaneness. I was concerned for their welfare and wanted them to turn out to have happy lives, almost to the degree that I feel about characters in Kent Haruf's ...