Reading progress update: I've read 689 out of 741 pages.

The Second Sex - Simone de Beauvoir, H.M. Parshley, Deirdre Bair

Since I have DNF'd The Dry this afternoon and haven't been able to choose another easy read for midweek evenings, I've continued with The Second Sex

 

Here's an example of the (imo rubbish) statements that de Beauvoir flings into this book at random:

"LOVE HAS BEEN assigned to woman as her supreme vocation, and when she addresses it to a man, she is seeking God in him: if circumstances deny her human love, if she is disappointed or demanding, she will choose to worship the divinity in God himself."

If this were true, there'd be a lot more nuns. Just saying, Simone.

 

I'm coming to the end of the book now - one chapter and a conclusion left to read - and I'm really torn how to rate the book. 

 

There is a lot of nonsense in this - worse even than the above quote - but then there are also parts of brilliance and insight. 

 

I have a fair idea of what to make of the book as a whole, but as a rating...nope.