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    characters An Unkindness of Ghosts Rivers Solomon Í 5 review EBOOK NEW (An Unkindness of Ghosts) Â Rivers Solomon Somewhat like a mashup between Battlestar Galactica The Handmaid's Tale and Roots The thematic premise of this story seems to be that even in the future about 300 years in a situation where humanity is traveling between stars the cu

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An Unkindness of Ghosts

review An Unkindness of Ghosts é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Odd mannered obsessive withdrawn Aster has little to offer folks in the way of rebuttal when they call her ogre and freak She's used to the names; she only wishes there was truth to them If she were truly a monster as they accuse she'd be powerful enough to tear down the walls around her until nothing remained of her world save for stories told around. I am a boy and a girl and a witch all wrapped into one very strange flimsy indecisive body Do you think my body couldn t decide what it wanted to be 4 12 stars This was so good Living on the lower levels of a worldship from which there is no escape a group of characters live constantly struggling to survive as Aster attempts to figure out coded messages from her mother and perhaps a route off the shipI think to me this book is about collective trauma within a community While Aster is perhaps one of the most okay members of the community we see in every interaction between her and the people around her that she is strugglingI have never been much a fan of worldbuilding but I really think it is at the heart of this book the world is a fundamental part of these characters and forms the very thematic core of the novel There s a lot of thematic discussion of colorism via the structure of the ship I ve kind of alluded to this but Aster and her friends are on the lower levels of the ship where most of the inhabitants are black and brutality from the upper deck owners is the norm The upper deckers of the ship are white Within the book this functions almost as a sci fi version of American slavery with even less of an escape route Another really major dynamic within the story is ueer acceptance and the fact that while lower deckers live in a less cisheteronormative environment upper deckers are very confined by gender norms I don t know if this is the intent but it kind of echoes the fact that gender normaitivity was artificially forced on many cultures in Africa that did not have such strict roles previously or that interacted with these roles in very different ways Certain decks on this ship use all theythem pronouns and then are often misgendered by upper deck members It s this incredibly subtle part of the story and it is brutal to read As you might have gotten from that paragraph this is really not an emotionally easy book to read though a very readable one You really should be prepared for that going in There is a lot of racist transphobic violence major trigger warning for that and it is often not easy to readOh and also I really like all of the leads Aster is ueer autistic and black and written with so much dimension and honesty I love how she s written her thought process is very consciously rigid compared to the voices of characters like Theo and Giselle and she has a strict view of the world that is not shared by other characters within the ship Meanwhile Theo is uiet and as kind as he can be given his situation he s above Aster on the ship s heirerchy Aster and Theo both describe themselves as not being girl or boy and are both very much written as nonbinary the uote from the top of the page is Aster speaking and the author is agender themselves Side characters such as Giselle are similarly well written effortlessly gaining audience sympathy even as they anger us The problem is mostly that the plot is really all over the place which makes the story feel unbalanced and the ending unearned I personally think Katie describes it super well in this review the plot is 1 not driven by the characters and so lacking in agency and 2 lacking in full conclusion I love these characters but they didn t push the plot forward and that disappointed me Honestly the amount I loved it anyway should say a lot about the strength of the characters and the strength of the thematic core despite some plot structure elements feeling a bit first draft it s impossible not to fall in love audiobook recommended I utterly adore the voicing of this narrator and their shifts between voices for different points of view were really spectacular Yeah anyway the point is I really enjoyed this novel I think the plot could have used editing but there is just so much worth reading here This is a book and an author definitely worth your attentionBlog Goodreads Twitter Youtube Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you think my body couldn t decide what it wanted to be 4 12 stars This was so good Living on the lower levels of a worldship from which there is no escape a group of characters live constantly struggling to survive as Aster attempts to figure out coded messages from her mother and perhaps a route off the shipI think to me this book is about collective trauma within a community While Aster is perhaps one of the most okay members of the community we see in every interaction between her and the people around her that she is strugglingI have never been much a fan of worldbuilding but I really think it is at the heart of this book the world is a fundamental part of these characters and forms the very thematic core of the novel There s a lot of thematic discussion of colorism via the structure of the ship I ve kind of alluded to this but Aster and her friends are on the lower levels of the ship where most of the inhabitants are black and brutality from the upper deck owners is the norm The upper deckers of the ship are white Within the book this functions almost as a sci fi version of American slavery with even less of an escape route Another really major dynamic within the story is ueer acceptance and the fact that while lower deckers live in a less cisheteronormative environment upper deckers are very confined by gender norms I don t know if this is the intent but it kind of echoes the fact that gender normaitivity was artificially forced on many cultures in Africa that did not have such strict roles previously or that interacted with these roles in very different ways Certain decks on this ship use all theythem pronouns and then are often misgendered by upper deck members It s this incredibly subtle part of the story and it is brutal to read As Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you might have gotten from that paragraph this is really not an emotionally easy book to read though a very readable one You really should be prepared for that going in There is a lot of racist transphobic violence major trigger warning for that and it is often not easy to readOh and also I really like all of the leads Aster is ueer autistic and black and written with so much dimension and honesty I love how she s written her thought process is very consciously rigid compared to the voices of characters like Theo and Giselle and she has a strict view of the world that is not shared by other characters within the ship Meanwhile Theo is uiet and as kind as he can be given his situation he s above Aster on the ship s heirerchy Aster and Theo both describe themselves as not being girl or boy and are both very much written as nonbinary the uote from the top of the page is Aster speaking and the author is agender themselves Side characters such as Giselle are similarly well written effortlessly gaining audience sympathy even as they anger us The problem is mostly that the plot is really all over the place which makes the story feel unbalanced and the ending unearned I personally think Katie describes it super well in this review the plot is 1 not driven by the characters and so lacking in agency and 2 lacking in full conclusion I love these characters but they didn t push the plot forward and that disappointed me Honestly the amount I loved it anyway should say a lot about the strength of the characters and the strength of the thematic core despite some plot structure elements feeling a bit first draft it s impossible not to fall in love audiobook recommended I utterly adore the voicing of this narrator and their shifts between voices for different points of view were really spectacular Yeah anyway the point is I really enjoyed this novel I think the plot could have used editing but there is just so much worth reading here This is a book and an author definitely worth Operation Warboard your attentionBlog Goodreads Twitter Youtube

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review An Unkindness of Ghosts é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The cookfireAster lives in the low deck slums of the HSS Matilda a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South For generations the Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land On its way the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark skinned sharecroppers like Aster who they consi. Back in 2016 which seems so long ago Barrack Obama was in the last year of his Presidency and I was still sane Anyways that was the year my cup runneth over with slave narratives I read three that year Kindred Homegoing and The Underground Railroad All three were excellent but they are slave narratives Painful infuriating and heartbreaking to read Provocative of angry emotions I came to loathe slave narratives for their incongruence to humanity their unfairness their lack of compassion their torment of human beings the irredeemable deeds the callous disregard for human rights the unfettered privileging of a group of people who deserve no absolution Nope don t like the subject and can read only in small doses In the intervening years between then and now I managed to read only one until An Unkindness of Ghosts Because that is what this book is a slave narrative In Spaaaccceee It s a good book that kept my interest but the main premise left me hollow Slavery on a spaceship doesn t make sense A caste system on a space ship Perhaps but slavery I didn t buy it If you don t buy into the premise the book becomes oppression porn And I just don t love reading about slavery and the indignities the arise due to slavery I m not sure what the point of the novel was Was it to highlight man s infinite ability to be inhumane to other people I think Solomon is talented and interesting They had some very interesting ideas about the future They had strong things to say about the long term impacts on a society as a whole and how trauma and slavery impactscorrupts a culture and people There are all kinds of oppression in this book racism homophobia transphobia misogyny resource ineuality nepotism etc As I said interesting but in the end it just wasn t for me Almost 35 StarsListened to the audiobook Cherise Booth did a great job I was riveted the entire time But I was put off by the oppressed characters having what I interpreted as a Carribbean accent I don t know it felt unfair and almost an offensive stereotype Funny how the oppressors did not adopt a detectible accent in the audio interpretation Solomon lives in the UK What would have happened if the oppressors had a British accent Would that be considered too literalpossibly racist Asking for a friend

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review An Unkindness of Ghosts é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Der to be less than humanWhen the autopsy of Matilda's sovereign reveals a surprising link between his death and her mother's suicide some uarter century before Aster retraces her mother's footsteps Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer and sowing the seeds of civil war Aster learns there may be a way off the ship if she's willing to fight for i. Somewhat like a mashup between Battlestar Galactica The Handmaid s Tale and Roots The thematic premise of this story seems to be that even in the future about 300 years in a situation where humanity is traveling between stars the current unjust class system will not only be reproduced but will be exacerbated We won t have some flatline merit based deprivation free world Solomon has created the anti Star TrekThe storyline finds like in Galactica a colony ship traveling from Earth to some distant unknown destination But in Solomon s version the class system is systematized by decks Each deck carries some several thousand individuals The lower decks are people of color and they are essentially prisoners working the crops that feed the upper decks which are primarily Caucasian Gender is fluid and ambiguous in this world but primarily women are at least represented in the story in these lower decks We don t meet any lower class male characters Like Handmaid s Tale the ruling class enforces religious doctrine that must be followed curfews and other checks Guards have free reign to abuse any lower class residents and rape women The ship has regressed to a system of slavery to benefit the upper class Most of the history of Earth has been forgotten and the ship has developed its own cultural systemsThe storyline follows one female character from the lower deck who is apparently a medical genius of sorts and a few of her friends another lowerdeck female who is a bit insane and an upper class surgeon who recognizes her brillianceSo far so good the story has a valuable and meaningful premise Unfortunately I found much of the mechanics of the storytelling to be a bitmechanical And somewhat frustrating and monotonous to read Solomon s linguistic skills the actual writing itself was solid enough Somewhere between the characterization decisions she made and the development of relationships and interactions between the characters combined with some awkward storytelling choices left me feeling a bit cold and bored with the storyFor example the main character is rather robotic in her personality She takes everything very literally One might think she was portrayed as having some profile such as Asperger Syndrome As such her decisions were almost always very frustrating and obtuse Most of her interactions with other characters didn t develop into deeper connections And this was exacerbated by the storytelling techniue where characters seemed to have fairly short and unsatisfying conversations They always seemed to be leaving each other with unfinished communications either running away before the conversation could be completed due to anger or being cutoff by some event that occurs or one individual leaving due to some urgent demand In the end this left me feeling disconnected from the characters And it also felt like herky jerky storytellingthe key plot points that characters communicate to each other get unnecessarily distributed throughout the story making it feel much longer than it needed to be Some degree of frustration of the reader can be thematically appropriate and necessary But as a pattern over the whole book it made it feel too long and dare I say it boring I kept wanting to just get to the heart of the matter and Solomon continually postponed it It didn t help matters that the main character s childhood friend has been driven rather insane making the story s second most important character also hard to relate to or connect with The third main character is the upper class surgeon While he had an interesting backstory he never uite jelled for me As written he felt too mechanicalOh and I wish the publisher had googled An Unkindness of because this phrase is in the title of at least two other novels making this less original than it seems

  • Paperback
  • 351
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts
  • Rivers Solomon
  • English
  • 03 July 2018
  • 9781617755880