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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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I‘ve had this book for years, but it‘s just tonight that I started to read it. I hope I like it. Did you?

BookNAround Loved it and didn‘t expect to at all (book club pick). 14mo
SqueakyChu @BookNAround That‘s great! I think I had the same expectation which was why it‘s been hanging around unread for so long! 14mo
BarbaraBB I remember @Cinfhen hosting a buddy read of this book earlier this year. The discussions then were very intriguing and made me want to read it too - I would check them out if I were you 14mo
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BarbaraJean This is one of my favorites, and probably the book I recommend most often. SO GOOD. I hope you enjoy!! 14mo
SqueakyChu @BarbaraBB How do I find that Buddy Read? 14mo
SqueakyChu @BarbaraJean Good to know that! 😄 14mo
SqueakyChu First two chapters finished. It‘s so interesting. There are things I don‘t understand, but I guess those will be explained later. In addition, I took some time to look up information about Jesuits. 14mo
Dogearedcopy I have one of those outlier/unpopular opinions: I did NOT like this book. Unfortunately, I can‘t tell you why without spoiling it for you. 14mo
Dogearedcopy Also, just think of Jesuits as the Pope‘s Commandos and you‘ll have it just about right! 😄 14mo
SqueakyChu @Dogearedcopy I‘ll get back to you after I finish the book. I avoided it for a long time because I thought it would be like The Alchemist, and I hate reading fables. 14mo
Cinfhen We did a buddy read back in May and now I‘m reading the sequel...it‘s such a thought provoking beautiful book ( sequel too) it did take some time to settle into the story but it was so worth it!! I‘m pretty sure if you use #TheSparrowBuddyRead you will find the questions & discussions 14mo
Cinfhen And this book is NOTHING like The Alchemist - I HATED that book 14mo
SqueakyChu @Cinfhen Thanks! I‘ll look for it. 14mo
SqueakyChu @Cinfhen I‘m doing pretty good with the story so far. I‘m finding it interesting which is good since sci fi is not really my genre. I found the Buddy Reads but decided to postpone looking at them until after I finish the whole book. It shouldn‘t take too long! 14mo
SqueakyChu @Cinfhen Yeah. I bailed on The Alchemist midway through. Too airy fairy for me! 😃 14mo
SqueakyChu So I‘m about 40% of the way through this book and am luke warm about it. I hope it gets better. The group is now traveling on their asteroid. They certainly don‘t seem like a very professional crew! 14mo
SqueakyChu @Cinfhen I finished the book tonight. Wow! As I was reading it, I didn‘t think I liked it, but I was drawn into the story by predicting what I thought would be its outcome. I was completely wrong. It is a heart-wrenching story which seemed to take forever to develop. I‘m glad I stuck it out because the novel and its outcome were quite a moving experience. (edited) 13mo
Cinfhen I‘m so glad you stuck with it!!! It‘s a really deep and powerful read. We just finished reading the sequel, which had some great moments of revelations. The sequel was not as well written/focused as The Sparrow but it does tie up any loose ends and answers some of the nagging philosophical questions that The Sparrow left open. 13mo
SqueakyChu @Cinfhen I‘ll have to read the sequel at some point, but I think I need to take a short break from Rakhat for now! 😃 13mo
Cinfhen Yes! A little break is good. 13mo
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