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Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
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Mar 29, 2012

really liked it
Read 2 times. Last read April 27, 2017 to May 1, 2017.

First read review

I had trouble getting motivated to read this at times, but I'm REALLY glad I did. I think this one is one that sticks with you long after you've read the last page.

Second read review

I appreciate how Octavia Butler does a great job of showing how difficult it would be to break out of the forces that kept people slaves - even for a modern, educated woman who has only known freedom and relative equality. The forces that keep people trapped in situations are real and formidable, then and now. We sometimes tend to read history of trying times and think that we would've been different, better. But there are always ways that we could be challenging unjust norms or simply remain complicit. The trick is to ask yourself what are you doing in the times in which you do live.

So glad I read it a second time! Written in '76, but still great in 2017.
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Reading Progress

March 29, 2012 – Shelved
May 7, 2012 – Started Reading
June 5, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 27, 2017 – Started Reading
April 27, 2017 –
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May 1, 2017 – Finished Reading

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