|Dicey the House Goblin|
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Samnell wrote:I'm almost done with American Slavery, American Freedom.
I've been meaning to read that for a while now. The intro to Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race (which I can't remember if it was written by Allen or the executor of his literary estate, Jeffrey B. Perry) had a ton of stuff on that book and Winthrop Jordan's White Over Black and a bunch of other books I've only heard of due to readings in Genovese. Don't remember much of what it said, alas.
Anyway, haven't made much progress in Butler, although it's not a very long book. It's good, I'm enjoying it, but it doesn't seem all that extraordinary to me. Should dig through the archives and see what Dicey said about her a whiles back.
In the meantime, for easy, bedtime reading, been re-reading Karl Kautsky's The Foundations of Christianity which reminds me that I need to finish Tom Paine and The Bible.
Also, was gifted a copy of a FLGS owner's debut novel Monday and the Murdered Man Hope it's fun.
Parable of the Sower? It makes me want to shave my head, dye myself blue, do some pyro and burn someone's house down! I mentioned the plot to m'lord Dice one time and he summarily banned its possession within within the boundaries of Demesne Dice.
I don't mean to sound dismissive, but Butler felt a lot more extraordinary before we had elected a black president who saw the Supreme Court recognize same sex marriage while in office. I wish she was still around to offer political critiques through a science fiction lens, it's just that the works she did decades ago were products of their time. Jeez, now that I can read that on the screen, it sounds very, very dismissive. Oops.
(Seriously though, was the drug called pyro? I haven't read that book in about 20 years.)