Priscilla Long Reviews “Citadel.”

on October 10, 2018
Thrilling, fast moving, and gripping. A big novel in the grip of big ideas. And yes, violent. The violence of men toward women and the violence of the women fighting back. I loved the characters: the scientist-novelist and her editor and her editor’s therapist and the therapist’s therapist. Citadel is both a novel and a novel within a novel. It is a great read. I relished the very sentences. The science, including the Y chromosome and its eventual demise, makes the rapidly unfolding events entirely believable. The screw tightens as the two novels begin to merge. I could not stop reading. In my view, Citadel is a great novel.