I Never Wanted to be a Woman / Politically Corrected

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I Never Wanted to be a Woman / Politically Corrected

Post by joe » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:11 am

This is the spot for feedback & reviews of "Politically Corrected," by Cheryl Lynn. No spoilers please!

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Re: I Never Wanted to be a Woman / Politically Corrected

Post by hugo » Mon May 13, 2013 12:57 pm

Seeing as the basic premise of the story could be in the modern day, I appreciate that Cheryl Lynn chose to set this in the 70s. In addition to seeing the transformation play out in front of a different social/cultural background, we also get to see different fashion in the pictures. The illustrations in this book are some of the best that I've seen from SPP, the shading was especially nice. The faces on the illustration on page 45 a bit off, though. Maybe something with the noses.
It was good that the author included the development of MJ's mental development, although at the same time I didn't feel like it went anywhere other than MJ's natural mind resisting, but the potion/programming overruling his internal objections. It would have been a dramatic touch to see a moment where he "broke free" from the programming, even for a page or two. By the end, it seemed as though the "soul" of MJ was still there, and he ends up a prisoner in his own body, never a peace with his transformation. For some people, that's thrilling, but for me, it was heartbreaking.
I'm personally not the biggest fan of SPP's "Crossed Fiction" line (because, although clothes/fashion is on some level interesting to me, I particularly enjoy stories that focus on the physical aspect of the transformation), but if that's your thing, then I would highly recommend this book. The writing and illustrations are a fine example of the high quality that Sick Puppy Press has to offer.

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Re: I Never Wanted to be a Woman / Politically Corrected

Post by MissAnnie123 » Wed May 07, 2014 6:21 pm

I absolutely adore anything historical especially in the Sissy sense. I will eat that up and having Cheryl Lynn who is probably my favorite author write the book made this purchase a no brainer and really introduced me to the site.

The turbulent time of the 1960's is the perfect backdrop for the story. It could have easily turned into a soapbox for all the political drama, but it stayed away from that and focused more on the clothing and the transformations. I would have loved some more time before she started wearing skirts full time, but I understand the quick progression. The classic 1960's clothing is in full effect and just lovely to see. It is such a nice change of pace from the modern day 'slut' wear that happens in most fiction.

Still, it was an absolutely wonderful story!

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