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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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Jan 19, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: on-loan
Read in March, 2008

What I learned from this book? That we can accommodate ourselves to just about anything -- abusive relationships, jobs we hate, systems that tyrannize the weak.

I appreciate that Dana wants to change things -- like teaching Carrie and Nigel to read -- but on the other hand I thought it was foolhardy to put them in danger. Dana is a bit too full of herself and superior at times -- also understandable -- but I wonder if she would have put herself out like that if she didn't know that she'd be going back to 1976 when things got tough for her.

I like the book's insights, especially with Kevin, and how Dana almost resented him when they were on the plantation. He didn't treat her any differently, but she seemed to think he did. I thought that was interesting.
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