Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He fears no one--until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage anyone who threatens those... show more
Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He fears no one--until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one--until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: February 1st 1999
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 279
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, African American
, Speculative Fiction
Series: Patternmaster (#1)
Well this one didn't work for me at all. The only saving grace is that it was short. I loved/liked Octavia Butler's other books and this one just made my skin crawl. Reading about almost immortal beings named Anyanwu and Doro through 288 pages of their dysfunction was a little much for me honestly. ...
Series: Patternmaster #1 Finally, a book by Octavia E. Butler that I didn’t hate! I really didn’t like Dawn and Parable of the Sower, you see. So it seems like Butler’s writing got worse as time passed, at least in my opinion. I’m not entirely sure the ending was all that convincing since it see...
I've put off writing this review for weeks because this is one of those books that it is hard for me to be articulate about.The experience of reading this book is claustrophobic at times; this is an interesting juxtaposition with the fact that its central characters are immortal or nearly so,which s...
I spent the majority of this book trying to decide whether or not I liked it, and debating whether or not I would want to read the rest of the series. The omnibus containing this series had been on sale for $1.99 earlier this month, and I bought it, so I already had the next book available.Early th...
DNF - and worse. Returned for refund. Most of this has already been said in my interim post. I did a quick review on Audible.co.uk - this is the gist: If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?I think the book's flaws transcend personal taste, though I can see that other ...