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The Bathwater Conspiracy by Janet Kellough

The Bathwater Conspiracy (edition 2018)

by Janet Kellough (Author)

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Title:The Bathwater Conspiracy
Authors:Janet Kellough (Author)
Info:EDGE Science Fiction and Fantsy Publishing (2018), 248 pages
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Tags:Ebook, Fiction, Owned, Read in 2018, ARC, LT Giveaway, Mystery, Crime, Futuristic, Dystopia, Murder

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Unfortunately, this book is still sitting in my "currently reading" on goodreads. I simply couldn't get through it. i decided a while ago, even though I used to finish a book just to say I did it, that there were too many books out there to spend my time reading ones I didn't enjoy. This book is probably for some people but it isn't for me. The idea seemed like a good one, but something about the writing/the way the story line was progressing was too slow for me. ( )
  KSanders63 | Jan 30, 2019 |
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This is a placeholder review for THE BATHWATER CONSPIRACY, by Janet Kellough. Please do not consider it a completed review until I assign a star rating.
  Wordwizardw | Sep 5, 2018 |
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I thought I would get a lot of enjoyment from the book, unfortunately I read the entire thing just to say I read it. The Bathwater Conspiracy, by Janet Kellough, was about a time when women dominated civilization. I was confused at first trying to figure how this came to be and the story about the mysterious lab and people in the woods. There felt as though there were different stories against each other, which tried to tie together in the end a weird kind of way and not relevant in my opinion. I think the story spent too much time on the “side shows” then it did on the actual story itself. I am sorry I couldn’t give a better review, but it felt like the actual story was only a random outline of ideas. ( )
  llovell | Aug 10, 2018 |
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Enjoyable read for both mystery and SF&F afficionados. A plausible post-apocalyptic world, dynamic characters, satiric subtext, story moved right along. Took a while to establish the worldview, but none the worse for that. Dropped one star for telegraphed ending, but it was still a satisfying outcome. ( )
  ajs4books | Aug 6, 2018 |
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The Bathwater Conspiracy, Janet Kellough's police procedural/government conspiracy novel set in a future where all men have died from a virus got wild, starts out with a reasonably interesting premise that turns into an average sort of plot and set of characters. That's ok if all you're looking for is brain candy - this will certainly fill that bill, even though the solution to the mystery is telegraphed pretty early on.

Unfortunately, it also jumps pretty quickly into a polemic about how evil men are and how better off the world is without them, a theme that surfaced throughout the book. If Kellough's trying to make us think about gender by creating this world, the book definitely needs work. The characters are about as stereotypical as they can get - and interestingly enough, about half the women she creates are male with a female face, including a couple of instances of mansplaining that I thought were odd if her intent was to give a message about gender. Or maybe I just missed the point. ( )
  drneutron | Jul 20, 2018 |
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