No two persons ever read the same book. --Edmund Wilson

Monday, March 26, 2007

REREAD: Children of God -- Mary Doria Russell

Reread, possibly for the first time. My vague recollection that it wasn't as good as The Sparrow was confirmed: I didn't feel that any of the new characters / points of view were as sympathetic, as sheerly likeable as the characters in the first novel. There's still wit, and excellent dialogue, and harrowing events -- Russell is never gentle on her characters, I bet they hate her! -- and some interesting insights into the alien society that, in the previous novel, was shown almost entirely from the outside.

I wish she'd write another SF novel ...

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