Alexandra Alexandra's Comments (member since Apr 14, 2012)

Alexandra's comments from the The Sword and Laser group.

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4170 Rick wrote: "So I read this = "Aster lives in the low-deck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South."

And immediately reacted with "Uh, I'm going to have a hard time su..."

Coming from someone without much knowledge about slavery in America, I didn't find the setting to be overbearing or unrealistic. The book does a good job explaining the setting and at least some of the motivations and at least for me, it made a lot of sense that humans would create a world like that. Plus the setting isn't the (sole) point of the book; its something the characters have to deal with while they do other things.

If it helps sell it to you, I ended up reading this book in 2 days because I couldn't put it down.
Apr 29, 2012 05:34AM

4170 I too found the whole 'lack of direction' of most of the book kind of unsettling. It felt kind of like one long sentence that didn't have a point. But i think the end made it make sense to me.

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I don't know, maybe i'm reading it wrong. That's just how it seemed to me.

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