Monday, June 2, 2014

Blue Asylum - Kathy Hepinstall

This book was another random find as I was searching the library catalog for books with "blue" in the title for the Color-Coded Reading Challenge. It was a fast read and I thought the shifting motivations of some of the characters was realistic. Of course the depiction of how easy it was to simply commit someone with whom you didn't agree, particularly a woman, in the mid/late 1800s, and the idea that some people had that advocating for women's rights was somehow a clear indication of insanity, is horrifying, but it's important to keep in mind that this wasn't really all that long ago, and that we as human beings have to be on constant watch against those who would strip other human beings of their rights.

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