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Brother Termite

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  97 ratings  ·  11 reviews
First Cousin Brother Reen, chief of staff, is not happy about the rioters outside, or the graffiti by the West Wing stairs, or his secretary's brightly colored new blouse. Humans are chaotic. So many crises now, and so little time left. Germany plans to invade China, but President Womack is more interested in attending seances and ordering pizza. Cousins have been kidnappe ...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published April 1st 1995 by Ace (first published 1993)
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Umberto Rossi
It's simply one of those science-fiction novels that are too complex and passionate for certain sci-fi fans, and too science-fictional for more sophisticated readers (or better, those readers who believe they're too sophisticated for sci-fi, and don't know s--t about science-fiction). Unluckily. It's one of the best American novels I've ever read, and it says so much, maybe too much, about how much men (I mean males) owe women, about what role women really play in your life, and teaches truths m ...more
Nov 17, 2014 Kerry rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Kerry by: Mordicai Knode
Shelves: female-author, scifi
Hmm. This was odd, for sure. I took way too long to read it, though -- it was in my bathroom so I read it only sporadically, and it took me two and half months. I may have felt differently had I read it at a normal rate.

Anyway. It was an interesting perspective on an "alien invasion," but there were so many weird things going on that never really went anywhere. Like, what was up with the medium? And it felt like she had all these weird biological facts about the aliens, but I didn't think that t
Dave Sticher
In its own quiet little way, this is one of the most disturbing books I've ever read.
Otis Campbell
We're gonna be elected, elected, elected
Respected, selected, call collected
I wanna be elected, elected
Not for me.

I tried but just couldn't get into it. I don't think the set-up/world was explained very well initially. (I am not a huge Sci Fi buff, so maybe that's why I "didn't get it".) But, after all, I just wasn't invested enough to finish the book. I read the first few chapters and the last few then quit.
Un romanzo decisamente intrigante, ma troppo negativo nell'atteggiamento di fondo. Alcune idee decisamente buone, una scrittura scorrevole, ma la negatività che lo permea lascia la bocca molto amara.
Thomas Knowles
This is a new release from Event Horizon EBooks, an e-book reprint of the original 1993 Harcourt Brace & Company printed edition. Note that the rating is posted by the publisher.
It was odd, though probably a good odd.
I really like the concept of loving what you're killing, it does make dilemmas much more poignant, I find.
Pitch perfect! The first book I ever read by Anthony and I was hooked. Wish she was more well known, an imaginative and gifted writer.
So very odd. So very good.
An amazing novel
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