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The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
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Apr 20, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012, book-club, sci-fi-fantasy, wssfbc
Read from April 02 to 19, 2012

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04/04/2012 page 60
15.0% "sloooow starter."
04/13/2012 page 290
71.0% 2 comments
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message 1: by Sparrow (new)

Sparrow Is this a book about meeee????


message 2: by j (new) - rated it 4 stars

j yes, it is really obtuse though. i am trying to parse the metaphor. what does it mean that you are personified as a jesuit who goes to space and meets aliens?


message 3: by Sparrow (new)

Sparrow Yes.


Brad I just remember a lot of people in the group thought it was unbelievable that the a mining asteriod could be a ready-made vehicle for space travel... well... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-env...


message 5: by j (new) - rated it 4 stars

j i thought that part was totally plausible actually!

sorry i missed the discussion on this one, i had lots of thoughts...


message 6: by Sparrow (last edited Apr 24, 2012 05:41PM) (new)

Sparrow Haha, when I read your comment above, I think I thought you said, "Wait, does it mean . . . ." oops. I'm not totally sure what it means. You'll have to let me know. I'm pretty sure it means something about the Venerable Bede, though. Just a guess.


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