Read ✓ Kindred By Octavia E. Butler –

Kindred The First Science Fiction Written By A Black Woman, Kindred Has Become A Cornerstone Of Black American Literature This Combination Of Slave Memoir, Fantasy, And Historical Fiction Is A Novel Of Rich Literary Complexity Having Just Celebrated Her Th Birthday In California, Dana, An African American Woman, Is Suddenly And Inexplicably Wrenched Through Time Into Antebellum Maryland After Saving A Drowning White Boy There, She Finds Herself Staring Into The Barrel Of A Shotgun And Is Transported Back To The Present Just In Time To Save Her Life During Numerous Such Time Defying Episodes With The Same Young Man, She Realizes The Challenge She S Been Given

10 thoughts on “Kindred

  1. says:

    After reading Parable of the Sower, I had to go right out and buy Butler s most famous novel Kindred I was not disappointed It is amazing that this book was written in 1976 and feels just as fresh and timely in 2016 Dana, a young African American woman who has just started a career as a writer in California, is suddenly and inexplicably yanked back

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    The ease Us, the children I never realized how easily people could be trained to accept slaveryButler is an author that constantly pops up on Best sci fi and Must Read African American authors lists and I can finally see why This book may be my first by her, but it won t be my last Kindred is a fascinating, horrific journey through a dark time in American hi

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    Octavia Butler is an amazing writer If you enjoy reading SF F, or even an interest in speculative fiction, you would like her work.Kindred, first published in 1979, would become her most best selling novel.This is also a painful book to read because of its graphic depiction of slavery and Butler wastes no time in demonizing what was demonic Describing the slave life f

  4. says:

    DNF at 50% with some skipping What came first, the egg or the chicken What came first, the badly written book or the reading slump Hard questions to answer but one thing is certain It definitely did not help forcing me to reach 50% of this book I only did it because of my rating rule and because I wanted to bitch about it So here it is again the time for an unpopular opinion I

  5. says:

    On October 5, 2004, Octavia E Butler visited my graduate university to give a lecture and book signing I was really impressed by her She actually spent several hours at the university, giving a public interview with one of the professors, then a short lecture to a large auditorium, then a book signing I even skipped class in order to attend The interview was really fascinating, where But

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    Octavia Butler amazes me She writes science fiction that is full of complicated ideas about race and sexuality that are completely readable I ll innocently start reading, thinking only to get a solid start on the book, and suddenly discover I m halfway through the story That isn t to imply she s a light weight, however her works are emotionally and ethically dense, the subject of numerous high sch

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    I never realized how easily people could be trained to accept slavery. I wanted to love this book I knew the slave narrative might be harrowing though it s not overly graphic , but it has an average GR rating over four stars, features time travel dilemmas, has a strong, intelligent, kind, and practical female protagonist, and gives thought provoking insights into the complexity of US race relations in the

  8. says:

    I had no idea what Kindred is about prior to reading it, I previously read Octavia Butler s Wild Seed and thought it was marvelous, and Kindred seems to be her most popular work judging by Goodreads ratings So buying a copy of Kindred without knowing anything about it was a no brainer I even deliberately avoided looking at the book s synopsis before hand, I just wanted to get to know the book as I read on I hoped for

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    A unique look at slave era America thanks to a time traveling twist Should be shelved with the classics Riveting from the first page and doesn t let up.I m always a fan of throwing in a little sci fi, but here it really, really works Most novels on this subject tend to look at race relations from one time period Nothing wrong with that, but there was something wholly shocking and eye opening about having these characters hop f

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    This should be required reading in high school I feel like if teachers used material like this, students would be a lotengaged It s a fascinating blend of genres and such an interesting perspective with which she examines slavery Very immersive and horrifying, but it really humanizes the past Would highly recommend and am eager to readfrom Butler s backlist.

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