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Reat job I was riveted the entire time But I was put off by the oppressed characters having what I interpreted as a Carribbean But I was put off by the oppressed characters having what I interpreted as a Carribbean I don t know it elt unfair and almost an offensive stereotype Funny how the oppressors did not adopt a detectible accent in the audio interpretation Solomon lives in the UK What would have happened if the oppressors had a British accent Would that be considered too literalpossibly racist Asking Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, for ariend As in most repressive societies the overlords are hardest on women and children of color and so it goes in An Unkindness of Ghosts Aster is strong and smart but she can only do so much or her people who inhabit the lowest strata in this society inside of a spaceship that holds the remnants of the damaged earth She makes medicines and performs operations some things self taught and others learned rom the powerful Surgeon A KIND AND DECENT MAN AND A MYSTERIOUS ONE kind and decent man and a mysterious one motives White Water for helping Aster are slowly revealed Surgeon Aster her Ainty and Aster sriends especially Giselle are all
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down physically spiritually but still retain hope that they will be set The Slave Dancer freerom this Hell created by man This book was interesting I m not uite sure how to categorize it Set on a gen ship with the social constructs of the Antebellum South this book is less about spacefaring heroes or mystery and about the psychological impact of subjugation trauma and class over those generations and what it means to be a person It was a bitjumpy as a read though The personal parts were easily 4 or even 5 stars The structural parts were 2 or 3 CONTENT WARNING no actual spoilers just a list of topics view spoiler slavery racism sexual assaultrape pschychological trauma loss of child loss of parent body horror extreme homophobia abuse in all its Special Agent forms hide spoile. Der to be less than humanWhen the autopsy of Matilda's sovereign reveals a surprising link between his death and her mother's suicide some uarter century before Aster retraces her mother'sootsteps Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer and sowing the seeds of civil war Aster learns there may be a way off the ship if she's willing to Sleep with the Fishes fightor So long ago Barrack Obama was in the last year of his Presidency and I was still sane Anyways that was the year my cup runneth over with slave narratives I read three that year the year my cup runneth over with slave narratives I read three that year Homegoing and The Underground Railroad All three were excellent but they are slave narratives Painful infuriating and heartbreaking to read Provocative of angry emotions I came to loathe slave narratives The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History for their incongruence to humanity their unfairness their lack of compassion their torment of human beings the irredeemable deeds the callous disregardor human rights the unfettered privileging of a group of people who deserve no absolution Nope don t like the subject and can read only in small doses In the intervening years between then and now I managed to read only one until An Unkindness of Ghosts Because that is what this book is a slave narrative In Spaaaccceee It s a good book that kept my interest but the main premise left me hollow Slavery on a spaceship doesn t make sense A caste system on a space ship Perhaps but slavery I didn t buy it If you don t buy Into The Premise The the premise the becomes oppression porn And I just don t love reading about slavery and the indignities the arise due to slavery I m not sure what the point of the novel was Was it to highlight man s infinite ability to be inhumane to other people I think Solomon is talented and interesting They had some very interesting ideas about the uture They had strong things to say about the talented and interesting They had some very interesting ideas about the uture They had strong things to say about the term impacts on a society as a whole and how trauma and slavery impactscorrupts a culture and people There are all kinds of oppression in this book racism homophobia transphobia misogyny resource ineuality nepotism etc As I said interesting but in the end it just wasn t A World on Fire for me Almost 35 StarsListened to the audiobook Cherise Booth did a The cookfireAster lives in the low deck slums of the HSS Matilda a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South For generations the Matilda haserried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land On its way the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark skinned sharecroppers like Aster who they consi. I am a boy and a girl and a witch all wrapped into one very strange limsy indecisive body Do you think my body couldn t decide what it wanted to be 4 12 stars This was so good Living on the lower levels of a worldship rom which there is no escape a group of characters live constantly levels of a worldship rom which there is no escape a group of characters live constantly to survive as Aster attempts to igure out coded messages 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate from her Shiver shiver tremble tremble I am not nervous about writing this review at all I do not have any of my typical book was too good to write a reviewor it jumbles Nope Feeling at my most confident here escapes Can we just agree to make this book as The Oxford New Greek Dictionary famous as possible and leave it at that No I ll have to elaborate Oh AlrightSo We ve got a spaceship that has escaped a dying Earth centuries ago Naturally it sailing Of course due to various constrictions combined with pure human nature the ship is authoritarian slavery driven and as violent an environment as can be We The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece find ourselvesollowing the story through the eyes of several of the characters but most of them are based on the lower decks as the lowest The New Job Security form of life You can see where this is about to get challenging We explore life through their eyes and searchor all sorts of meaning explore all sorts of existences So let s just look at the reasons of why I would recommend this book and let me tell you in advance there was not a thing I was unhappy with it This book is PURE AMAZEMENT and I think absolutely everyone should read it Yes it was that good and importantReason 1 The Book Is Diverse Without Appearing To Try To Plus It s OwnVoices
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don t if I m making it clear but I think you know I m making it clear but I think you know I mean Diversity is important and it s sought out right now but sometimes authors only try to make the uota and so insert diverse characte Back in 2016 which seems. Odd mannered obsessive withdrawn Aster has little to offer The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre andreak She's used to the names; she only wishes there was truth to them If she were truly a monster as they accuse she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remained of her world save or stories told around. An Unkindness of Ghosts

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