Last Woman Standing

Last Woman Standing

?Riveting??Entertainment Weekly From the author of Good as Gone comes a brilliant and timely thriller: Strangers on a Train by way of Thelma and Louise.   Dana Diaz is an aspiring stand?up comedian?a woman in a man?s world. When she meets a tough computer programmer named Amanda Dorn, the two bond over their struggles in boys? club professions. Dana confides that she?s rec ?Riveting??Entertainment Weekly From the author of Good as Gone comes a brilliant and ...

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Title:Last Woman Standing
Author:Amy Gentry
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:Last Woman Standing
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Last Woman Standing Reviews

  • Kristy
    Jan 14, 2019
    Dana Diaz is an aspiring comedian trying to make it in Austin, TX--with the ultimate goal of making it back to L.A. someday. She once lived there with her best friend, Jason, but left in a bit of disgrace. While performing in L.A., she meets Amanda Dorn, a computer programmer who appla...
  • Geonn Cannon
    Feb 01, 2019
    3.5. A decent thriller, with some intriguing twists and turns. It's Strangers on a Train meets Sweet/Vicious, with just enough of a unique angle to make it interesting. ...
  • Kimberly
    Jul 30, 2018
    An interesting update to Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train, I had high hopes for Last Woman Standing which starts in the backstage world of the Austin stand-up comedy scene (I'm also a fan of HBO's I'm Dying Up Here), but was disabused of this about a quarter of the way into th...
  • Barbara
    Mar 14, 2019
    Dana Diaz is struggling to make it as a stand-up comic and frequents open mike nights all over Austin, Texas. Part of Dana's schtick is to make fun of herself, joking about being a short Latina woman with 'double d's' (big boobs). Unfortunately the double d's sometimes attrac...
  • A.J. Zachary
    Aug 21, 2018
    I got to read an advance copy of this book and I had a revelation. "Heavy-Handed" is not a style critique, it is a moral critique. It's a reader saying "I wish I could have had more wiggle room to misunderstand the message of this book." If you like the message, though, you might r...
  • Denise
    Jan 15, 2019
    "It had nothing to do with justice and even less to do with preventing future misdemeanors by petty offenders. It had been vengeance, plain and simple." Dana Diaz is a struggling stand-up comedian wanna be when she meets Amanda after a particularly uninspired set. "Short, stacked, a...
  • Rebecca
    Dec 18, 2018
    Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review. This Strangers on a Train style story took the Me Too movement and gave it a vigilante spin as two women seek vengeanceon the men that have hurt them. It was a quickly paced story that ...
  • Karen Katchur
    Sep 30, 2018
    Brilliant. Deceptive. Ragetacular. It was like Thelma and Louise on steroids. You do not want to miss this one. Must. Read. ...
  • Cats of Ulthar March of Shoggoths
    Jan 13, 2019
    LAST WOMAN STANDING by Amy Gentry is her second novel, a very edgy, very contemporary psychological thriller, totally apropos to today's exposure of the rape culture. Ms. Gentry deeply examines her characters, and in this novel, contemporary society and culture is also a character in i...
  • Elaine
    Sep 26, 2018
    Thanks to NetGalley for a Kindle ARC of Last Woman Standing. I liked Good as Gone which is why I was looking forward to Last Woman Standing. It had a plot similar to the thrilling classic Strangers on a Train with modern touches. Unfortunately, the novel lacked the inherent c...
  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    Oct 03, 2018
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of LAST WOMAN STANDING by Amy Gentry in exchange for my honest review.*** 3 STARS Amy Gentry?s debut AS GOOD AS GONE was a five star read, so I was excited to have the opportunity to review LAST WOMAN STANDING, a mod...
  • Melanie Johnson
    Sep 03, 2018
    Dana Diaz is competing for the Best Comic in Austin but she feels like she is bombing. No one is laughing at her jokes, until one woman begins laughing. She is appreciative that the woman is "saving" her and they meet at the bar after her set. Amanda begins telling Dana about an abusiv...
  • Mindy Mejia
    May 12, 2018
    Savage, brilliant, and pulse-poundingly gripping, LAST WOMAN STANDING will leave you stunned. Amy Gentry?s revenge thriller is an explosive answer to America?s long ignored culture of sexual violence, and she uses all the tools of modern life?technology, apps, entertainment, and ...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    Jan 15, 2019
    When I read Gentry's Good As Gone a while back, I was floored at just how RAW of a read that was. While Last Woman Standing is a different category, it's still quite raw in terms of the victimization and harassment of women, comics or otherwise. Gentry gives us Dana Diaz - an aspir...
  • Katie
    Jan 16, 2019
    I have a weakness for Strangers-on-a-Train style intrigue so I was particularly pleased to get an advanced copy of Last Woman Standing for review. Setting the thriller within the world of stand-up comedy made it feel very fresh and new. I enjoyed the twists and turns and leave the book...
  • Stefanie
    Sep 12, 2018
    This novel is not just a riveting, darkly humorous thriller, but a viscerally honest look into the misogyny baked into every layer of our society. Even if you're not interested in the cultural commentary, you will also find yourself laughing out loud, staying up past your bedtime to se...
  • Giulia
    Sep 26, 2018
    This book started off good. Amy Gentry writes very smoothly and I felt the story line flowed right away , I liked Dana Diaz, the main character who is a short, Latina comic trying to make it in Austin, TX. She is having a hard time on stage one evening and connects with the one woman, ...
  • Sunsettowers
    Feb 09, 2019
    I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself. I've been reading a lot of dark books lately, maybe because it's winter and typically pretty dark and gloomy outside. Or maybe just bec...
  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    Dec 17, 2018
    Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry has so many twists and turns it will keep your head spinning until the very last page. Donna Diaz is a stand-up comedian trying to break into a business which is mostly male dominated. Moving back to Texas after an unsuccessful run living in LA with...
  • Sarah
    Feb 28, 2019
    This was an unusual read for me on many levels and one that I struggled to get in to until about halfway through. However, I was glad that I persevered with this novel because I could not predict the twists and turns that the plot took in the latter half of the story. It is true wha...
  • Sandi Wallace
    Aug 20, 2018
    ARC (advance review copy) with thanks from the publisher and Netgalley - more in my August Good Reads blog at https://www.sandiwallace.com/blog/ at the end of the month. ...
  • Leslynn
    Aug 06, 2018
    Copy courtesy of NetGalley This story was disturbing in many ways. Yes, there was an element of "Strangers on a Train" and a highlighting of violence against women throughout the book. But, for me, it also just confirmed that women are bitches to each other, cannot be trusted to hav...
  • Amy-GallivantingPages
    Dec 27, 2018
    *** 3-3.5 Stars *** Publication date: January 15, 2019 This book is considered a "revenge thriller" but unfortunately it fell a little flat for me. Dana Diaz is a tiny feisty Hispanic girl trying to make it in Austin, TX as a stand up comedian. I think what happened was the book fo...
  • Sarah
    Jan 06, 2019
    Strangers on a Train for the #MeToo era. I liked this one okay, but didn't love it. I never quite connected with the main character, Dana, and her standup never came off as funny. The first half of the book was pretty slow, and kept me only just engaged enough to keep going, but the ac...
  • Anna
    Mar 13, 2019
    Meine ausführliche Rezension folgt auf dem Blog ...
  • Megan Leprich
    Oct 06, 2018
    I loved Good As Gone so I was so excited to get to read Amy Gentry's new book. I love her writing style and how she portrays her characters. Dana Diaz is a hispanic tiny woman trying to make it in the men's world of stand-up comedy. After fleeing sexual harassment in Los Angeles, D...
  • Jess | thegreeneyedreader
    Jan 20, 2019
    I finished reading The Last Woman Standing a couple weeks ago. Thanks to @hmhbooks and @netgalley for this free advance electronic review copy. All opinions are my own. Have you read this one yet? ?Dana Diaz is an aspiring stand?up comedian?a woman in a man?s world. When she...
  • Katie B
    Oct 23, 2018
    2.5 stars I think I would have liked the book more if it didn't go in the Strangers on a Train direction and instead stuck to more regular fiction focusing on #metoo movement issues. The intent behind the novel was certainly good but an outlandish type plot really hurt the book in m...
  • Matthew Sciarappa
    Jan 18, 2019
    This was horrible. I do not recommend it. I loved reading it. ...
  • Elizabeth
    Nov 12, 2018
    Tl;dr: Last Woman Standing is a furiously angry novel. In fact, its fury overwhelms the plot, but it certainly does make you think.. Last Woman Standing confronts not just the magnitude of harassment women face, but also the odd and tangled place women who refuse to be silent find ...