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Absalom's Mother and Other Stories by Louise Marley
Absalom's Mother and Other Stories

BeeBee, January 26, 2010

Absalom's Mother renewed my interest in the Short Story. Louise Marley's characters develops the stories with surprising punch and grace of style. The title story sets Marley as one of the best Science Fiction female writers.
"P Dolce" also proves that she is also capable of writing period pieces. "Body and Blood" proves that Marley is equally adept of handling sensitive religious subjects.

My only disappointment with this collection was that there were not more stories. Now I'm off to reread "The Terrorists of Irustan" and "The Glass Harmonica". Louise Marley definitely deserves to be in the top ranks with Ursula Le Guin and Vonda McIntyre.
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The Terrorists of Irustan
The Terrorists of Irustan

BeeBee, August 15, 2007

Imagine a world where intelligient women had to play down their capabilities and to put up with being treated as second class citizens by the world at large and their partners. Imagine 5 women who dared to break traditions and take charge of their own lives despite their religion and their society's rules. In the hot desert world that seems parallel to traditional and conservative Muslim Society, women sacrified, loved and lived to their utmost daring surprising those around them and themselves by new found bravery and sisterhood. A book that seems timely when it was first published. It has become especially poignant with the new current revelations of lives of Islamic women in the Middle East. A must read...great inspiration for women who have lived sheltered lives and want to break out...I have shared it with many women friends who have in turn passed it on to other women...
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Serenity by Joss Whedon

BeeBee, July 13, 2007

A Definite Must Have for the die hard fans of Joss Whedon and the TV series "Firefly". In this book, you have articles and foreword by Joss himself and you get to peek into the production world of the movie...which has developed a cult following here in Portland and all over the world...I reluctantly watch the series with my sci-fi fan husband and now I am fully hooked by the characters, the witty verbal repartee, strong female characters and plot development. Since then I have been both pleasantly surprised by how many of my friends are fans of Joss Whedon and his work.
A friend from our church recommended the book and bought one for us. Now I would recommend it to any fan of Joss Whedon and the movie or the series as reading the book gave me more insight as to why and how the series, the movie and Joss Whedon all became such cult phenomenas.
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Buddha Baby by Kim Wong Keltner
Buddha Baby

BeeBee, July 13, 2007

Buddha Baby was a fun and very entertaining sequel to "The Dim Sum of All Things". If you loved the first book then this one is definitely a must read.

Here we see further development of the love story of the main protagonist who is no longer working in the vegan journal but is working at the gift shop of a local museum...The relationship hits turbulent waters when an old classmate who is the "James Dean/bad boy" of Asia-America turns up and starts pursuing our heroine... Will she stay true or will she succumb to the charms of her old flame?
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Zen Attitude by Sujata Massey
Zen Attitude

BeeBee, March 18, 2007

This was the book that lead me down the path towards committing to reading the whole series. I picked it up when I was looking for an easy read and was pleasantly surprised by the insight of the narrator. It was an honest treatise about a foreigner's insight into her bicultural heritage. Sujata Massey writes with a quiet confidence about her subject and her life as an antique dealer in modern Tokyo. This book should appeal to any bicultural person who has lived abroad and faced the dilemna of unwittingly committing cultural faux pas.
A fast fun read that opened a world of Japanese antiques and food, as well as modern culture. Recommended it to two other friends who are now also committed to reading the whole series.
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