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Jeremy Wolford Wolford itibaren Pegagan Julu VII, Sumbul, Dairi Regency, North Sumatra, Endonezya itibaren Pegagan Julu VII, Sumbul, Dairi Regency, North Sumatra, Endonezya

Okuyucu Jeremy Wolford Wolford itibaren Pegagan Julu VII, Sumbul, Dairi Regency, North Sumatra, Endonezya

Jeremy Wolford Wolford itibaren Pegagan Julu VII, Sumbul, Dairi Regency, North Sumatra, Endonezya

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I'm not sure why I held off so long on reading this book, which I found at the used bookstore in perfect, nearly unopened condition (cracked open only once by the author herself to sign it, which I happily discovered). Maybe it's because it didn't immediately strike me as very science-fictiony with the cover or the fact that it's set mainly in the antebellum south and therefore deals with slavery. I needn't have worried. As with every other Butler book I've read, it was insightful, moving, and fascinating, and I gobbled it down. Butler always deals with the intersection of race and gender and with uncomfortable truths. Kindred is no different. Dana is a young, black, female writer in 1976 California who finds herself repeatedly and inexplicably drawn into the past to save the life of her white ancestor. During her trips she learns first-hand the place of a woman and an educated black woman at that, in pre-Civil War Maryland and the compromises one has to make to survive.

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Well...I liked it. I liked the shocker right in the middle that Bianca is a half-breed, and I liked the shocker of Lucas being what he was. I believe in not publicizing spoilers. It's really not fair to the people who haven't already read the book. It was a little jumpy, particularly with Patrice, which I definetely would have liked to have learned more about. Otherwise, I loved it. I'm a sucker for romance. Or at least, knock-off Romeo and Juliets. What I liked best was that it didn't have a totally satisfying ending. I've been DYING for a story that didn't end in them either driving off into the sunset or holding hands skipping through a field of flowers with talking unicorns running through the magical trees in the distance. I thought I was gonna start barfing rainbows. It was really very well-written, I thought, and I love surprises, so this was the book for me. Every time I put it down, I couldn't stop thinking about it, and I'd be making guesses on certain parts of the future plot, to find out that I was wrong! And guess what. :) I am EXTREMELY psyched about this! It's never happened before. So Claudia Gray, rock on, and I can't wait till I get my hands on "Stargazer"! :D