Monday, November 11, 2013

2013 book 288

Octavia Butler's Wild Seed
This is one of those books that deals with really important historical/cultural issues, but that I almost wish I hadn't read, because everything about it was very upsetting. It deals with two immortals--Doro, who steals other people's bodies to live, and who is obsessed with breeding (and controlling) humans with supernatural powers, and Anyanwu, who can change her shape and heal herself and others. A lot of the book is very very unsettling, and the end is kind of enraging. I hate trying to grade books that I recognize have literary merit but don't particularly like, and my default is usually a B.

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