"Skin" by Tanya Allan

    • 68 posts
    May 18, 2015 1:54 PM BST

    Em's had a rough time in life having lost all the people he loves and cares about. But he likes to write Transgendered fiction and post his efforts in an online forum where he meets a reclusive billionaire/scientist who makes Em an offer. Based on a concept that Tanya's been exploring in several books involving the reverting of the body to its stage during conception where it is neither male or female and then triggering redevelopment with the desired gender it poses some interesting questions.


    Plot aside and the, of course, inevitable hapy ending this book raises some very seroius issues which it doesn't really attempt to discuss. Foremost and perhaps paramount, is the untested experimentation on human subjects who are undoubtedly at very perilous and vulnerable stages of life. Perhaps most worrying was an unforseen medical complication while one of his "patients" is away and not under his diret supervision. However, these aspects of the book aren't really discussed in great detail or the issues particularly explored in great depth which is quite a shame (perhaps something that needs greater looking into in a more fatual presented work).


    its certainly a worthy read but it doesn't explore or expand on some of the issues it appears to raise and instead focusses more heavily on |Tanya's general trademark of inter-relationship issues that occur between Transgendered individuals and the other main characters.


    Available through Kindle

  • May 18, 2015 5:21 PM BST

    Unfortunately, books, fiction or so called proffesional research books , when it comes to dealing with transgendered subjects are mostly a hit or miss experience or ust plain rubbish, have you read ''The man who would be queen'' by bailey,   http://gendersociety.com/forums/topic/9978/j-michael-bailey-quot-the-ma


    • 68 posts
    May 18, 2015 6:58 PM BST

    Not yet but it is on my reading list. I have admittedly enjoyed these fiction type books from Allan but as is common in fiction sometimes serious issues that arise are left undisclosed.

  • May 18, 2015 7:08 PM BST

    Well read my review on the link before you waste your time, lol. 

    • 68 posts
    May 18, 2015 8:04 PM BST

    Must be good.....