22 June 2010

Fledgling

GREAT take on vampires! Fledgling by Octavia Butler is a great book. As soon as I finished it I went to see if there was another, if it was part of a series, but it is now. Fledgling is one of Octavia Butler's last novels. I also really think this is a book you need to go into cold, without knowing much.

Shori wakes up alone in the forest, hungry and in intense pain. She doesn't know what has happened to her and has no memory, not even her own name. all she wants to eat is raw meat, all she wants to drink is water...and blood. She's a vampire and looks like a 10 year old African-American child.

I really enjoyed this book. It was not an action packed story. It has really deep themes of race and family and free will. I recommend it. a 6. also, it counts for the POC Challenge.

Other Opinions: Arch Thinking, Book Gazing, 25 Hour Books, Reading Matters, Shelf Love, Savidge Reads, Rat's Reading. many many more too.

In other news: i was so pulling for South Africa this morning. wish i could have seen the whole game but i had to come to work. B and I will be headed out to Dan McGuinness to see the US-Algeria game tomorrow morning as we both are off work. Yippee!

2 comments:

  1. Sounds really good. I've read Kindred, which I can truly recommend, and was just thinking yesterday that I should read something else by her. Perfect timing! :-)

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  2. I've heard Kindred is good. I've read Wild Seed and really didn't like it.

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