From “Fellowship of Fear” by Aaron Elkins

“Gideon made sympathetic noises and asked interested questions, but in his heart he sighed a quiet “Oh no.” He liked women, really liked them, more than men, and respected them at least as much. In his own field, the cultural anthropologists whom he most respected were Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict. Yet feminists often bored and sometimes irritated him with their grim, contentious rhetoric. He hoped that wouldn’t happen with Janet.”

— Aaron Elkins, “Fellowship of Fear

Sometimes when you’re reading a book published in 1982 it becomes very obvious that you’re reading a book published in 1982.

Sheesh! And a few hours before I came across this passage I was telling Marisa the book I was reading was pretty dated.

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