Oh, hai! I read books, then I write down what I think of them.
I wanted to like this more. It was very well written - insert various burblings about the male gaze - however, I feel it suffered from a lack of grounding context. The story is recounted from this non-specific point in the future by this/these narrator/s, but there wasn't, for me, the reason for it. You've got this male gaze but I didn't feel it had the level of self-awareness there; it doesn't feel quite as deliberate as it could in either direction (ignorance is a great trick to pull). As a result, I felt the ending sputtered and fizzled out rather than drawing to a close. Lacking, but the rest of it was excellent.