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  • Friday, June 24, 2005

    Earth Abides

    WOW, what can I say about Earth Abides. This will be the first science fiction book that I have read unpurpose. I find myself really enjoying it. Actually, I find that when I am not reading it I can not wait to get back at it. It is definatley keeping my attention, and I even sometimes wish that I were one of the characters. I know, pretty cool huh??? I am happily surprised that this book is having that effect on me. Although not quite finished yet, I am near the ending.


    • At 11:06 PM, Blogger Lucy said…

      I know what you mean by not being able to put this book down. Stewart's novel seems to have the power to get under your skin. After reading several reviews, I have discovered people do not forget this book. This novel speaks to people in different ways. Some see it as a warning to preserve nature. Others see it as a way to make us aware of the importance of family and culture.

      Stewart writes in a crisp, elegant style that draws the reader into the hopeful human drama that surrounds Ish and The Tribe. I must confess that I have not stopped talking about this book since the first day I picked it up. It has certainly gained a spot in my personal "Top Ten List."

    • At 12:16 PM, Blogger Charlene Boyle said…

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    • At 12:20 PM, Blogger Charlene Boyle said…

      Congradulations on your first Sci-fi read. I do agree this was quite a good novel to begin with. I do I felt it did drag in certain parts and I had to control myself from actually skipping some paragraphs. It is in fact the first novel I have read myself for neary three years, Sci-fi or otherwise! I wouldn't go as far as Lucy did and say it was one of my top ten favorites but I am glad I took this course and had the opportunity to read this book.

    • At 8:09 AM, Blogger Debra said…

      I agree that this is a great course. I love to read and even though the reading is heavy, I think I will manage to get through most of it. As I get into researching the Sc-Fi End of World stuff I realize that I had read more in this genre than I thought. Happy reading! Debra

    • At 9:45 PM, Blogger Miriam Jones said…

      Delighted you are all happy with the course so far. Earth Abides is, I think, the longest novel on the course, and two weeks are relatively light (short stories next week, and the graphic series a couple of weeks later.) So, I hope no-one finds the reading too heavy.

      But Littered, you shock me: which character in Earth Abides would you like to be??!!?


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