Here’s to another day of Blogmas friends.

Welcome back to another chapter in the ever growing Blogmas 2017 repertoire here on The Paperback Pilgrim.

Without rambling too much, first because I’m tired, and second I’m starting to run out of things to say, let’s get into it shall we?

DAY 17: 

Last Woman by Carleigh Baker

Copyright: 2017

Print Length: 11 pages

The Review

I mean, this short story briefly mentioned Christmas, so we’re kind of making progress, right?

Last Woman follows an unnamed woman and her solitary life in a cabin on Galiano Island. The woman enjoys reading, writing, and playing a sandbox alpha video game about a woman trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic, post-geomagnetic disaster.

This story wasn’t bad, but it also didn’t have the wow factor of some of the previous short story instalments.

I was rather confused if the video game was a metaphor for this woman’s real life, but then there was an interjection of a man named Sean, which ended up just adding to the confusion. It may have been the structure and the woman’s interjections, but they purposely misconstrued the context thus making me not sure whether or not the things that were happening were actually happening or if the woman was just living in the video game.

I also didn’t find that I had an attachment to the woman, whether that was because she had no first name or if she was just unrelatable in her isolation I wasn’t that sad when I made it to the end of the story.

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

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One Comment

  1. midnightamythest

    Yeah, I felt like this story was trying to go somewhere but then got distracted and went off in a different direction. It could have been a good empowering story about a woman who can survive on her own, who doesn’t need a man to be in the picture, but the ending was kinda weird with the saving of the lizard. Maybe I missed the point of it but I didn’t get much enjoyment from this story.
    2.5 stars


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