Must be a relly good reader to get through this book My avid 6th grade reader could not "get into" this book.
- Fragments of a Scattered Brain.
- Out of the Workplace and Off the Clock: Ghana (On Vacation: Out of the Workplace and Off the Clock Book 1);
- The Journal of Frank Keeler.
It's a hard read mostly because the language that the author used is Revolution War period based. I read the book through myself and really enjoyed it. The violence mentioned is real, but not raw. The message it portrays is one of reality for a slave girl at the onslaught of the war. Good message of inward and outward strength in the face of real adversity. This title contains: Educational Value. This review Helped me decide. Had useful details 1.
Making New Year’s Resolutions with Werner Herzog
Read my mind. Report this review. Adult Written by AlexD 3 November 18, A Bad Book It is sad and very gruesome. I read it myself and I do not approve.
The language is bad and the plot is just horrible. Many gruesome things happened like the main character getting branded on the cheek with a red hot iron book. Had useful details. Adult Written by RimesMom December 9, I had to stop her several times as my stomach turned and my eyes teared, until I actually had to excuse myself to keep from getting ill during several descriptions in the book of physical abuse, as the story is written very vividly.
I do not know if it is appropriate for every 5th grader and wish I had know the content of this book prior to the class starting it together. As a family, we try to limit exposure to violent movies, books and music Parent of a 11 year old Written by Shinysocks May 6, Positive Messages.webdisk.openpress.alaska.edu/8011.php
Acceptance by Jeff VanderMeer review – potent conclusion to SF trilogy | Books | The Guardian
Well, I can't even find words to describe this story. Although it does include beatings, whippings, and punching women in the face, all just in the Lockton Residence itself, it is a great, heart-touching book. It introduces readers into the horrors of slavery, just like Uncle Tom's Cabin. I remember working late at certain places and going down corridors and being kind of freaked out just being there by myself and having this sense of something there.
I don't mean like ghosts, but your reptile brain just kind of turns on. I do exploit that a bit. Even in The Shining , there are those scenes where you're just walking down these corridors, and it shouldn't be creepy, but there's something about it, some atmosphere that kind of gets to you. The smell of the cleaning product in Authority is a great one too. If only they made scratch-and-sniff books.
It's possible to read these books as kind of a parable for what might happen to us if we don't clean up our act, environmentally. Do you think something like Area X is in our future? I think that having to think about our environment in a different way and our ecosystems in a different way is definitely in our future. Even if we develop the technologies to control our environment to the point where we can survive what's coming in terms of climate change, we really need to change our attitudes.
It's not so much that I think something like this could happen as it was interesting for me to explore how characters might interact with this. I think in the second book, there's a section where the scientists are kind of divided because as long as human beings don't interact with Area X, everything seems to be fine, the wildlife seems to be fine, and the environment is actually recovering. Another parallel I was thinking of a little bit is Chernobyl, which is not that great for the animals either, but because it's become a no-go zone for human beings, it actually allowed a lot of wildlife populations to recover.
There is this tension between what's good for the planet and how we fit into that that I wanted to explore. One of the things that initially drew me to Annihilation was the fact that it's a sci-fi novel where all of the main characters are female. Was that just coincidence or did you consciously decide to make them all women?
I kind of had the sense that they were all women when I first wrote it, and then I kind of tested that by trying to change them, but by then I had already built backstories around all of them, even though you don't get all that on the page. I just left it that way. Then I had this idea that there was a reason why [the Southern Reach] kept changing the gender of the expeditions, because they were at their wit's end as to what variables would make a difference.
I kind of liked the fact too, because you usually get a lot of expeditions in these books that are all men, or all men and one woman, so I thought it was an interesting thing to do. The books have been optioned for a movie. Which director do you think could really nail the look of Area X?
That's really tough. A lot of my favorite directors are dead. OK, you can pick a dead one for this scenario.
Maybe Kubrick could collaborate with somebody, because he's a little too cold style-wise for this. There's aspects of the way that David Fincher shoots movies that I like, but there's other things that I'm not sure about. The guy who did Gravity might do a really good job, but it's probably perilous for me to speculate given that they're going forward with whatever they're going forward with. I do know that I definitely would be really, really upset if they changed the expedition from all women.
Well, I'm actually writing some stories about them separately that may see the light of day at some point. That actually came from visiting a place in Miami called Coral Castle. This guy built this stone garden using all this kind of weird geometry. Physicists and psychics both go there to take readings, and that's where I got the idea, because when I visited, there was a set of physicists taking readings on one end and psychics on the other end, and that image just kind of stuck with me the whole time.
I did like the idea, having read a lot of stuff about the CIA, about this organization that may itself be altruistic being kind of corrupted or infiltrated by some other entity that wants it to perform some other purpose and gives them cover. What do you have planned next, now that you're done with the Southern Reach trilogy?
I'm starting work on another novel called Borne. It's kind of a weird combination of a Chekhov play in the round, with the equivalent of Godzilla and Mothra fighting in the background. It's got these intense, interpersonal relationships in this kind of post-collapse city, but also this huge psychotic floating bear. Just your normal kind of thing you find. I also read that you and your wife are doing a feminist sci-fi anthology for next year?
Yeah, it's called Sisters of the Revolution.