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Genesis by Bernard Beckett
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Feb 12, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: packing-heat, shortcut, revue, sigh-phi, 2die4
Read in March, 2012

Cleverly constructed as an oral entrance exam, the history of a destroyed world’s recovery and reshaping is presented in a student’s thesis and in answers to The Academy examiner’s questions. It reads like an adventure story, not a history lesson. Still, the biggest adventures are not about reconstruction of a destroyed world, but rather about the pursuit of what it means to be a conscious being in a world of sophisticated technology and carefully directed loyalty to the Republic.

I was really rooting for the student and so proud of her when she was able to maintain composure under the pressure of unexpected and challenging questions. She never seemed to give the easy answer, nor the one that she may have thought was expected. She was able to gather her thoughts and present them successfully. (A trait I envy.)

Her reward as the results of her exam makes any part of this book that I thought arduous, worth every measured word.
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Megs ♥ Great review, Almetta. I'm so glad you liked this!

Almeta Meg ♥ wrote: "Great review, Almetta. I'm so glad you liked this!"

I owe this read to you, and your praise. Thank you.

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