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Book Review: The Sparrow

While having a mini-Christmas get-together with some of my best friends, I start to meander towards their bookcase after a few glasses/bottles of wine.  I basically attacked it like Ariel would a cutlery drawer or Chunk would a freezer full of flavored ice creams.  634 more words


Book Review - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

Goodreads Synopsis:

In 2019, humanity finds proof of extraterrestrial life when a listening post picks up exquisite singing from the planet Rakhat. While the U.N. debates possible contact missions, the Society of Jesus quietly organizes an 8-person expedition of its own. 412 more words

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Review: “Doc” by Maria Doria Russell

I first encountered Mary Doria Russell when I read  “The Sparrow.” It is one of the most memorable books I have ever read. Beautifully written, it is a science fiction story on the surface; a Jesuit priest who is part of a mission to a planet inhabited by intelligent beings finds himself weirdly seduced by an alien culture and eventually agrees to something he has no way of comprehending. 756 more words

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what I read this summer

dedicated to abigail xx

usually I eat books for snack but this summer I had sleep for snack instead. so. I only read three books. oops. 518 more words


Book Review: The Sparrow

The Sparrow
By Mary Doria Russell

My Edition:
Paperback, 483 pages
2016, Ballantine, 20th Anniversary Edition
ISBN: 9780449912553

When extraterrestrial life is picked up via satellite, a group of friends and colleagues lead by a Jesuit priest with a knack for learning languages, set off to make contact with the residents of a foreign planet. 552 more words

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