Book Review: I Am Not Your Final Girl by Claire C. Holland
Claire C. Holland's stand out poetry book, 'I Am Not Your Final Girl' presents the riveting and powerful ideals of modern day feminism before amplifying such messages with the use of many classic final girls and horror films. This unique yet fitting mix not only provides a blunt and bloodthirsty read but a look into the extensive range of horrors women face everyday.
With sections ranging from, 'assault' to 'possession', 'destruction' and 'transformation', each poem draws on a well known or otherwise classic horror film or heroine to highlight and explore issues such as sexual assault, motherhood and more.
Each poem is filled with passionate and driving prose that hooks the reader harder than Laurie Strode's coat hanger. The book within itself is very well thought out with each poem completely unique within itself regardless of the connecting subject matter.
Long story short, 'I Am Not Your Final Girl' is a creative and unique exploration of various women's issues that is sure to delight both horror lovers and feminists alike.
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CLAIRE L. SMITH is an Australian author, poet and filmmaker. Her debut gothic horror novella, HELENA is due for release via Clash Books in October 2020.