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Imaginative, compelling page-turner, in a genre I don't typically read
As I wrote in the review title, this is not a genre that I read, and I am not thImaginative, compelling page-turner, in a genre I don't typically read
As I wrote in the review title, this is not a genre that I read, and I am not the target market for fantasy, fan fiction, comics or similar works. AND YET... I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book (I did it quick)! Each character is compelling because, no matter how fantastical, we can relate to them in some way. The narrative ranges from psychologically taut descriptions of family conflict through sweeping reduxs of major historical events. There is enough combat to be exciting, but it is not so violent that it would be too sensitive for young adults. In fact, this is a great way to sharpen interest in historical eras.
Ultimately, this story is so rich in unique characters facing such bizarre situations, it's surprising that they each become so "humanized" in their complex desires, aspirations, and downfalls. The best element of the writing, however, is the relentless element of surprise. Just when you think you've got something figured out ... hang on for another twist or turn!
This is a book to enjoy on many levels. Whether yyouou're looking for a fast paced, entertaining story or are interested in a deeper dive into its historical and social significance, you'll find Outbreak Mutiny satisfies. And we will all be waiting for the next installation to arrive ASAP!...more
I truly knew nothing about this book when I began to read, and at first I wasn't wildly drawn in. But chapter by chapter as the stUnexpected resonance
I truly knew nothing about this book when I began to read, and at first I wasn't wildly drawn in. But chapter by chapter as the story unfolded about two contemporaries in terribly different lifestyles, I became quite immersed in the story and the unique culture that tolerated such inhuman cruelty. The understanding of where we are in history and what we are meant to do with our lot is certainly a universal ongoing dilemma, and it plays out with brave tragedy during this narrative of our American history.
As a southern woman who has attended Quaker Meeting for over ten years, I was eager to read that part of the story as well. I knew of the debates over whether to include both women's rights and the abolition of slavery as part of the same fight, and this portrayal seemed very even handed in its heartbreaking dilemma.
We still continue to wrestle with basic human rights and it is good to shine a compassionate light on the difficulties we have with moving forward to a more equitable way of being.
It is left for us to ask where we are in history; what do we promote and to what do we remain blind.