From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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After so much build-up, the ending is kind of abrupt too - the climax comes late in the book.
Mary Doria Russell's THE SPARROW presents a very compelling dilemma - if one puts absolute faith in God, will God be kind.
I would never usually read a science fiction book but My mother's book club found it and she highly recommended it to me.
Fascinating story. Includes a very plausible means of getting to the nearest star using essentially current technology. Terrific character development. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Joel S. Rose
I decided to review this book to add another vote against it and to warn readers about the ending. The book is very readable, despite cardboard characters, preposterous science,... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Barbara N.
A t0otally new treatment of a not so new theme.... what the first explorers and discoverers did to the indigenous populations, The Sparrow seemingly does in reverse.... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Richard B. Burgess
My favorite SF novel.
I especially like the alternating time sequence of the chapters - half go from beginning to middle, the other half from the end to the middle. Read more
This was a great read! I've never read a story that was like this and was really well written.Published 15 days ago by Kelly Lee
Really interesting and engaging book. My book club really enjoyed it!Published 16 days ago by Michele P. Andrasik
I seldom will read a book more than once but decided to go back after several years and read it again. I was not disappointed. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Mae Belle
Wow what a great book. I had me right from the start and was totally immersed...never saw the ending comingPublished 25 days ago by Life Reader
I'm not clear on what the point of the book was? Bad things happen to good people? I thought the book dragged with too many daily details....I had to skim at times. Read morePublished 29 days ago by pjrebat