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by M.T. Anderson, Peter Francis James
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danae rated it 3 years ago
Intriguing idea; poor execution. I was SO BORED. There's even a section toward the end made up entirely of letters to and from random characters no one cares about that only occasionally mention any characters we know. WHY??? I will not be continuing this series.
moving under skies
moving under skies rated it 5 years ago
Quick poll: does anyone know an Actual Teenager who has read and loved, or even liked, this book? Truly, I'd love comments on the question. I liked this book, but I am a semi-grownup with a documented interest in both the philosophy of identity and the history of science--both major aspects of Octav...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it 6 years ago
7/11 - For the first 36 pages I was under the impression that this was some kind of dystopian fantasy, not historical fiction. I hadn't read any of the reviews and the book itself doesn't have a summary on the backcover or inside flap like most books do, so I wasn't well-informed on what the plot w...
Lee's Library
Lee's Library rated it 6 years ago
At first I didn't know what to think of this book. I was horrified but strangely compelled to continue reading this tale of a slave boy raised in an experimental fashion. By the end, my heart was completely captured and the following passage struck me in particular.“They told me of substance and f...
Something clever I'll change later
Something clever I'll change later rated it 7 years ago
I'm creating a new shelf. It's called "Old Young Adult," because this is marketed as YA but it shouldn't be regarded as bad because of that.I thought it was ok. The beginning was interesting, and the last 20 pages or so, but the middle 250 just DRAGGED. I started having to force myself to read a few...
Will's Reading List
Will's Reading List rated it 7 years ago
Rich and resonant language, a slowly unfolding story, and with an awareness in narrative reminiscent of [b:The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman|76527|The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman|Laurence Sterne|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1309202864s/76527.jpg|2280279], The Po...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
The Pox Party (The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation #1)by M.T. Anderson seriestbr busting 2013pub 2006young adultgothicfraudioslaveshist ficwinter 2012/2013eugenicsThis is really good, however I have had to make notes of the numerical codes for the characters.A chilling sl...
Erutane rated it 7 years ago
It's a good story but the audio book lacks a lot of the words' artistry from the physical pages. The reader was also a bit dry, so I'll read the next book but I'll skip the audio.
Rincey Reads
Rincey Reads rated it 8 years ago
What a conflicting book. See me try to talk about it in my review: http://youtu.be/vjWiywwGEdY
hystericalcheezit rated it 8 years ago
gag me with a motherfucking spooni just couldn't do it, sorry
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