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Sunday night I finished The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.  I read it as part of the sci-fi-fantasy group over at Goodreads.  I love Goodreads, but it irks me that they combine sci-fi and fantasy that way.  504 more words


Review: The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell

Wow. I thought picking up The Sparrow was a bit daunting – I never thought staring at the blinky cursor, trying to wrap my mind around all of the feelings the story evoked would be even more intimidating. 859 more words

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The sparrow

The sparrow / Maria Doria Russell. First published 1996.

This one’s something of a go-to

The sparrow is a multi-award winning philsophical “first contact” novel. If Tor is any indication, it’s fairly controversial in the sf community and I’ve even seen it called “torture porn”. 730 more words

Book Review

The Sparrow

Our book club read The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell this past month. We had quite a range of responses to the book. Some folks liked it; others struggled with it, but that’s true for most of the books we read. 408 more words

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The Sparrow - Midway Check-in

I’ve already finished the book and my review posts soon but here is my midway check-in without any spoilers so I can be a good read-alonger and not be called a cheater cheater! 266 more words

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Spending Some Time With 'The Sparrow'

Everyone talks about this book and I’ve never been able to participate in the conversation because I HAVE NOT READ IT!

But, luckily, Trish has come to my rescue by… 77 more words

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