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'Tradition was safety; change was danger' - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

TW: Rape, violence

Contains spoilers. 

It’s been a while since I’ve visited my writing space. My new job has meant that my headspace has been chaotic, so I’ll apologize that this post isn’t particularly critical but more to re-familiarise myself with the rhythm of an essay. 1,242 more words


READ: The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber

I haven’t been able to concentrate on reading books the last few weeks. Every time I pick up a book I find myself distracted and antsy. 692 more words


"The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell (1996)

 Synopsis: In the near future, evidence of extraterrestrial intelligent life is discovered on a nearby planet. A small group of people, including four Jesuit priests, leave on a mission to make “first contact” with this unknown sentient species. 355 more words

The Sparrow (CBR7 #4)

Many moons ago I read Dreamers of the Day for CBR4. I loved the prose, and marveled at the rich character development even if my review isn’t as effusive (the book has grown on me over time). 579 more words


Fçñp: An Analysis

A few weeks ago, I published a short story on Wattpad about a female named Fçñp (don’t worry: the name’s deliberately unpronounceable). Here are a few of my thoughts explaining my choices and some of intentions with the short story. 545 more words


The Book of Strange New Things, by Michel Faber

I have not read Faber’s other books, so I cannot write a comparison. I read about The Book of Strange New Things in “Book Page,” ordered it through our local book store, and began reading it with anticipation. 1,020 more words

Book Review

The Sparrow: Jesuit's Touching My Life


Jesuit’s Touching My Life

Emily Kuhn

Regis University

RC 200 RU 17

Chapter 1 Leading Me to a Meaningful Life: 1,649 more words