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The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
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Jan 21, 11

bookshelves: science-fiction

A good book at times even a painful book. I bounced between 3 and 4 stars a few times. This is a read to enter into advisedly. It is painful, but the story is good.

I could actually call it beautiful at times, beautiful, challenging, thought provoking, and of course, painful. It is as I said hard to rate. close to 3 but at times almost a 5...so 4.

No more or I'll give a spoiler (or more than one). Don't look for a space opera here. Look for a deep and thoughtful story asking questions that may or may not be worth considering, that may or may not be comfortable.

Christians (espically Roman Catholic Christians) will see that the writer is attempting to address Christian topics here in a science fiction setting. I'll leave it to you how well it's done.
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Jackie I think I'd like to read this. Thanks, Mike.

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