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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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Sep 04, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: female-authors, time-travel, historical-fiction, own, spec-fic
Read from January 04 to 10, 2011

I switched the shelf on this one from "sci-fi" to "spec-fic." The time travel is ancillary to the story, but the mechanism isn't the focus. Like Time Traveler's Wife.

I was completely sucked in by the characters Butler created. I found myself thinking about the characters when I wasn't reading - wondering what they were up to, what's next.

It's a quick read, and I finished it in just a few sittings.

I can't wait to read some science fiction by Butler!
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message 1: by rivka (last edited Jan 10, 2011 04:06PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

I can't wait to read some science fiction by Butler!

I suggest the Xenogenesis trilogy.

Cindy Excellent! That's one of the ones that has caught my eye, as well as Parable of the Sower/Parable of the Talents.

rivka The Parable books are good. I read both.

The Xenogenesis books are mind-blowing. I re-read them every couple years.

Cindy Fantastic, thanks rivka! I had a friend mention how much she loved Dawn.

I wish I had found Butler years ago.

rivka The wonderful about not having done so is you get to read all her books now for the very first time! ;D

(After Xenogenesis, go for Wild Seed . Then the rest of the Patternmaster books -- order doesn't matter as much, IMO, for those.)

message 6: by Heather (new) - added it

Heather I had my husband bring a copy of this home for me. Woo hoo!

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