ok, so i really don't like rita mae brown's writing, but i do respect what she tries to do. i just don't like her stories or how she writes at all. the conclusion that i've come to is that, to me, she writes like she's trying too hard. she has a lot to say, and i definitely don't agree with all of those things, but i do think a novel is a noble way to do that. i just don't think that she does it remotely well. it's obvious that she's really smart and knowledgeable and i think that she's just trying to write in a way that shows that, and it falls flat.that said, here is a sentence that i liked:"Anyway, I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself."