My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Highly conceptual, but lacking in follow through, The Birth of Love takes you through stories of childbirth in the past, present, and future.
First thoughts: I love the parallel narratives across different times - it keeps me from getting bored with one story line.
Recommended for: I think this book ended up being "Not For Me," which isn't to say it's not for anyone else - maybe mothers (or parents) who have actually gone through childbirth? Those (more) interested in the social and historical implications of childbirth?
Final thoughts: A fast read, thanks to the different stories, but a disappointing finish. I felt cheated out of complete endings. I didn't feel like I had enough context with Michael Stone's story to understand his motives and the drama of his actions. I wanted to know more about Prisoner 73004's feelings. I needed some further backstory.
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