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    Rivers Solomon ↠ 0 characters PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] “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 ship

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    Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Rivers Solomon PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] This one is rather hard to rate for one good reason It is good and I did not like it I would reasonably give this 35 stars but let me explainThe goodReally uite wonderful main characters all full of interesting mixtures Astra seems to have autism is rather gay than not but closely binary She's also strong and pretty brilliant and she also has a tendency to say exactly what she means and do exactly as she wants regardless of whether it's

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    Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Rivers Solomon PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] Rivers Solomon ↠ 0 characters Shiver shiver tremble tremble I am not nervous about writing this review at all I do not have any of my typical book was too good to write a review for it jumbles Nope Feeling at my most confident here escapes Can we just agree to make this book as famous as possible and leave it at that? No? I'll have to elaborate? Oh A

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    PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] I really enjoyed this I love how the book incorporated intersectional blackgender identities and paralleled the antebellum South to create a richer story It was a uniue take on the scifi dystopian genre that open

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    Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Rivers Solomon PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] 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 infuriatin

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    PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] Reread #RWLChallenge A book with an intersex main character Now that this is out I'm looking at everyone likey'all gon' read this or nah?Pre publication review below the cutI wanted to give myself to some to fully process “An Unkindness of Ghosts” before writing my review There is a lot to unpack Let’s start with

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    Rivers Solomon ↠ 0 characters PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] As in most repressive societies the overlords are hardest on women and children of color and so it goes in An Unkindness of Ghosts Aster is strong and smart but she can only do so much for her people who inhabit the lowest strata in this society inside of a spaceship that holds the remnants of the damaged earth She makes medicines

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    PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] 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

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    Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Rivers Solomon PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] Rivers Solomon ↠ 0 characters This book was interesting I'm not uite sure how to categorize it Set on a gen ship with the social constructs of the Antebellum South

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    PDF FREE [An Unkindness of Ghosts] Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Rivers Solomon Rivers Solomon ↠ 0 characters Maybe 355? I’m unsure right nowThere’s a lot I loved here but I personally was underwhelmed by the plot and by the novel’s resolution A

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An Unkindness of Ghosts Summary ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rivers Solomon ↠ 0 characters Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Rivers Solomon 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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An Unkindness of Ghosts Summary ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rivers Solomon ↠ 0 characters Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Rivers Solomon 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

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An Unkindness of Ghosts Summary ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Rivers Solomon ↠ 0 characters Summary Æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Rivers Solomon 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. Shiver shiver tremble tremble I am not nervous about writing this review at all I do not have any of my typical book was too good to write a review for it jumbles Nope Feeling at my most confident here escapes Can we just agree to make this book as famous as possible and leave it at that No I ll have to elaborate Oh AlrightSo We ve got a spaceship that has escaped a dying Earth centuries ago Naturally it s failing Of course due to various constrictions combined with pure human nature the ship is authoritarian slavery driven and as violent an environment as can be We find ourselves following the story through the eyes of several of the characters but most of them are based on the lower decks as the lowest form of life You can see where this is about to get challenging We explore life through their eyes and search for all sorts of meaning explore all sorts of existences So let s just look at the reasons of why I would recommend this book and let me tell you in advance there was not a thing I was unhappy with it This book is PURE AMAZEMENT and I think absolutely everyone should read it Yes it was that good and importantReason 1 The Book Is Diverse Without Appearing To Try To Plus It s OwnVoices I don t know if I m making it clear but I think you know what I mean Diversity is important and it s sought out right now but sometimes authors only try to make the uota and so insert diverse characters into their books as placeholders They re just sort of there but they feel so forced This is not the case at all in this book I think it s partly because it s OwnVoices plus it s just so well done emotionally The diversity is just there It doesn t try to convert you it doesn t try to fight a cause it doesn t try to explain itself It s just there And it s so naturally diverse you can t help understanding it relating to it championing it It s not diverse in the placeholder sense it throws away any labels Even the labels diverse groups use for themselves It s diverse on well pretty much molecular level as I d say metaphorically You don t have to belong to a group to exist and be validated it s alright if you belong to a group of you That s enough Reason 2 The Ship Is An Amazing Analogy Of Captivity I found this most fascinating Yes a spaceship is a spaceship it s part of a scifi story But at the same time I felt like it symbolized so much Being indentured means there simply being no means of escape wherever you go whatever you do And what better symbol of that is there than a dying spaceship I feel like this draws an amazing comparison to the life of an enslaved trapped person Your life is limited to not even being able to control the choices regarding your own body much less choices of how your life progresses This is truly a song to all enslaved peoples not just slavery in the history of America My heart wept at the tale and I believe so will yoursReason 3 I Have Never Read A More Relatable Tale Of Slavery I have read stories on slavery Even written by the slaves themselves stories of their escape Fictional stories too And although I could feel empathy towards them they are stories from another life a life elsewhere a life in a totally different time That automatically makes it harder for us to relate But a life almost like our own In a technical environment and yet enslaved That is so much approachable And it s also so well written in terms of depicting emotions that I feel it taught me much about captivity than any of the tales I ve read beforeReason 4 Emotion Even Among The Rubble I could have said love But I don t want to make this cheap This is no love story This is not about a love story Yet a love story is ever present And I m not talking about between man and woman or lovers or whatever you have it I am talking about human love soul love love of the bigger kind No pain and suffering can be survived without it and this book is so good about showing it Human affection human bonds It blooms like a flower in the wastelands It charms you with the way it does And it gives you hope in a whole world full of destruction Reason 5 Non Neurotypical Characters It s hard to say and I m obviously groping in the dark here but I think the main character Aster might be on the spectrum or at least some kind of non neurotypical As everything of the diverse kind in this book it s not overtly mentioned but not because it s taboo rather because it s cultural of the ship there are no such concepts in this society I m not sure the concept of woman is even present in this society as the lower deck slaves are without an exception all women The way Aster is is not treated as a deficiency in the book it s treated as a way to be It s explained so understandably that you will relate and empathise even if you re nothing like Aster yourself And it s not limited to the main character either Giselle Aster s best friend suffers from mental illness bouts as well and it s also presented in a great way easy to pick up and understand None of the characters are even looked down on for the way they are whatever they re likeOverall I could go on The plot the setting the writing the way you re transported into this incredible world Keep in mind I listened to this book on a read back app And yet it still felt every bit as magical as if I was reading it usually books read back to you by a mechanized voice are harder to get into But I believe you should discover this book for yourselves I would recommend it to anyone and everyone even if you re not so much into scifi it s character driven anyway Scifi is only the setting the backdrop The real stuff you re reading about is the condition of being human in a society that is horribly skewed for particular kinds of be Something for the people who have read this already view spoilerI will admit I am a little puzzled about the ending so feel free to discuss it with me in the comments if you ve read it hide spoiler

  • Paperback
  • 351
  • An Unkindness of Ghosts
  • Rivers Solomon
  • English
  • 10 January 2020
  • 9781617755880