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A most depressing story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-19

Matti is a determined, intelligent and resourceful woman. She is brave, compassionate and strong. Yet she is plagued by misfortune. There were many times in the book I just wanted to give up and stop. The pure injustice of someone who never let her misfortune get her down not being able to catch a break. A previous reviewer mentioned that there was too much death in this book and I agree. I could see how most of them drove the story in the direction it was supposed to go but the last one. The last one was too much. It did nothing to drive Matti further but to add a final sadness to her life.

Not a book I would recommend unless you are in a particularly positive place in your life. It leaves you wondering what the point of it all was. She may have died a rich woman but there was no happy ending for her.

Engaging and Memorable

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-03-19

I was reluctant to get this book as I don't subscribe to popular feminist views preferring to base my opinions on facts and figures rather than feelings. This book has all the facts and figures this mathematician could hope for. At points the figures provided (all sourced) were so shocking that it was difficult not to laugh in disbelief. As a mother who also works full time I appreciated having the audio book version to turn to as I was able to finish it within the week.

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