Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. With more than 100,000 copies in print, Kindred is a classic timetravel novel by an acclaimed African-American science fictionwriter.
Doug Holliday, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Doug Holliday)
Octavia presented one of the most exciting and realistic sci-fi novels I have ever read. This powerful and up front presentation of slavery in the south demonstrated the horrors and cruelty thrust upon blacks sends a message of truth I had not known. I salute Ms. Butler for her candid and wonderful writing abilities.
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Singlegal, April 17, 2006 (view all comments by Singlegal)
This novel is a well-crafted work of art. Butler takes hold of the reader from the first page and never lets go. A consummate storyteller, she creates complex, realistic characters with whom the reader can sympathize and identify. I totally enjoyed the book, and am now building my Octavia Butler library.
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