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Fledgling - Octavia E. Butler
Fledgling
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Octavia E. Butler is one of the finest voices in fiction--period. . . . A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature.-"The Washington Post Book World "Readers familiar with . . .... show more
Octavia E. Butler is one of the finest voices in fiction--period. . . . A master storyteller, Butler casts an unflinching eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance and lets the reader see the terror and beauty of human nature.-"The Washington Post Book World "Readers familiar with . . . "Parable of the Sower and "Bloodchild will recall that [Butler] never asks easy questions or settles for easy answers."-Gerald Jonas in "The New York Times "Fledgling, Octavia Butler's first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly unhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted-and still wants-to destroy her and those she cares for and how she can save herself. "Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of "otherness" and questions what it means to be truly human. Octavia E. Butler is the author of 11 novels, including "Kindred, "Dawn, and "Parable of the Sower. Recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, the Nebula Award, the Hugo Award, and numerous other literary awards, she has been acclaimed for her lean prose, strong protagonists, and social observations that range from the distant past to the far future.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446696166 (0446696161)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.5 Fledgling / Octavia Butler
Fledgling, Octavia Butler's new novel after a seven year break, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly inhuman needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion: She is in fact a genetically modified, 53-year-old vampire. Forced to discover what she can about her st...
Pillows & Blankets
Pillows & Blankets rated it
1.0 Fledgling
Nope, I cannot get my mind off the fact that this book, while well written, features a 8 years old child who's actually 53 and who goes around mind controlling random adult people into having sex with her and loving her. The creep factor is just *waves confusedly* off the charts. Some people argue t...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
4.0 FLEDGLING by Octavia E. Butler
A unique twist on the vampire story, Fledgling tells the story of an amnesiac who looks like a young teen but is actually a 53-year old genetically modified vampire. Someone is out to kill her but who?I enjoyed this story. The world building is excellent. I could see this being a trilogy. Unfortunat...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: Fledgling
For years, I have anticipated reading something by Octavia E. Butler. I had built an image of Butler that was a cross between Toni Morrison and Ursula LeGuin. Maybe I picked the wrong book to start with; Fledgling more closely resembles Stephenie Meyer mixed with Stephenie Meyer (and, given the tabo...
Perrin Pring
Perrin Pring rated it
3.0 Fledgling: Review
I had no idea what to expect from Fledgling. I've been wanting to read some Octavia E. Butler for a while, and I have to say that while I learned I don't think I'm all that into vampire literature, I am an Octavia Butler fan. Let me back up.Prior to reading Fledgling, the only other vampire book I'd...
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