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The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
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Mar 31, 08

bookshelves: sci-fi, travel, adult-fiction
Recommended to Jess by: Babelbabe
Recommended for: everyone
Read in March, 2008

Wow. If the premise of this book sounds at all interesting to you, and if you have some time to devote to being completely addicted to a book, don't pass this by. Even if you don't have time to be addicted, it will be worth it. I'm not a big sci-fi person as a rule, but the combination of spiritual struggles, friendships, travel, anthropology, linguistics, and, yes, humor, was so engrossing that I practically swallowed this book whole. It's that rare combination of a completely engaging and expertly written - like a delicious but healthy meal, like dinner and dessert at the same time. I want the sequel NOW but my sanity might require a small break. Say, a few hours.
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