Children of God
Mary Doria Russell's debut novel, The Sparrow, took us on a journey to a distant planet and into the center of the human soul. A critically acclaimed bestseller, The Sparrow was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year, a finalist for the Book-of-the-Month Club's First... show more
Mary Doria Russell's debut novel, The Sparrow, took us on a journey to a distant planet and into the center of the human soul. A critically acclaimed bestseller, The Sparrow was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year, a finalist for the Book-of-the-Month Club's First Fiction Prize and the winner of the James M. Tiptree Memorial Award. Now, in Children of God, Russell further establishes herself as one of the most innovative, entertaining and philosophically provocative novelists writing today.The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the So-ciety of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future.Old friends, new discoveries and difficult questions await Emilio as he struggles for inner peace and understanding in a moral universe whose boundaries now extend beyond the solar system and whose future lies with children born in a faraway place.Strikingly original, richly plotted, replete with memorable characters and filled with humanity and humor, Chil-dren of God is an unforgettable and uplifting novel that is a potent successor to The Sparrow and a startlingly imaginative adventure for newcomers to Mary Doria Russell's special literary magic.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: February 2nd 1999
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
Series: The Sparrow (#2)
55. CHILDREN OF GOD, BY MARY DORIA RUSSELL (Book 2 of Sparrow)I read the first one, so I had to read the second. I didn’t much care for The Sparrow, but my qualms were mostly ideological; I thought it was well-written and an interesting story. This one was the opposite.Synopsis: Many years after the...
I did go into this book with high expectations. 'The Sparrow' was a wonderful book. I admit to being a little put off by the title of this one, but I tried not to hold that against it. It still felt more preachy to me than its predecessor. A part of this is because nearly every single character ...
Początek i środkowa część powieści świetnie napisane, zasługują na solidną czwórkę. Niestety, prymitywne zakończenie psuje całość i pozostawia niesmak. Mary Dorii Russell udało się przedstawić kilka zajmujących dylematów etycznych w nowym i nowatorskim świetle. Społeczeństwo złożone z istot o biol...
A solid sequel to a phenomenal first book. I waited 8 years to read this one because I was so shattered by the way THE SPARROW ended (despite the massive foreshadowing) that I needed to rebalance myself before returning to these worlds. CHILDREN OF GOD is a good long haul, jumping back and forth in...
Epic. Read it shortly after reading The Sparrow, and I'm glad that I read both together. Although it might stand alone, some of the characters are the same, and the story firmly builds upon experiences and events in The Sparrow.Didn't rate it 5 stars for a couple of reasons. One, occasionally Russ...