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Kindred

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2001

    My key to sucess

    Hi , my name is Monee, I am a senior attending a high school in Los Angeles, California. Recently finished reading the book 'Kindred' by Octavia Butler. I read the book because it was recommeded, but later discovered I wanted to read it for myself. I walked into the bookstore with my list of books. Browsing through the list I came across the word Kindred and decided to check it out. Reviewing the cover with a black women who had pain written all over her face standing in front of a dark but soft purple background, I decided to purchase it. I am a person who does not enjoy reading. That same day I bought the book, I went into my room and read the first page and from there I read it untill it was finished.( it only took me a week to read the 264 page book). Some books are interesting to me and others are not. Reading 'Kindred' made me want to read more books by Mrs.Butler. The selection pursuaded me that not all books are boring. I loved Mrs. Butlers' book 'Kindred'. Her comparisons of reality and past events made me take a look at how blacks and whites interact with each other in the twenty-first century. Dana was a confident black women in the 1970's, but when she traveled mysteriously into the 1770's of the ole'south she was striken with a relality test. I can compare myself to Mrs.Butlers' character Dana. Dana is a strong black women who had to do things to survive in her new enviroment. In my own experiences I have also had to learn how to adjust to better my situations. The only difference between me and Dana is that her stuggles were personal. Meaning life or death occurences. In my case they were battles of trying to make myself better in life. I recommend this book to all ages. I immediatly got into the book beacause of the descriptive adventures between Dana and her great-great ancesters. I loved the book and belive that people will be intimidated by the number of pages but by the time you finish reading it you want more chapters of time travels. Hey, maybe the book will also make you realize reading is not that bad!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2000

    worthy

    I had to read Kindred as a summer english assignment. After having to read other books in the past, I thought that this would be just a useless and boring. I was suprised when it wasn't. I thought that it was a very good book and worthy of reading for enjoyment. :O)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2000

    A book that makes you understand what it meant to be a slave

    'Kindred' is an amazing book which shows the cruelties of slavery in a way which makes it possible to live and feel with the characters and to get an impression of how slavery really was and why it COULD be. Dana, a 26 year old black woman living in 1976 married to a white man, is suddenly thrown back in time and space into the antebellum south to save the life of her white ancestor, Rufus. Every time his life is in danger he calls her back into the past to save him. The only possible way for her to get back into the present is when her own life is in immediate danger. Getting thrown back and forth she watches Rufus growing up from a 4 year old child to a plantation owner . She not only has to save his life to secure her own existence but also, forced to live in the past, has to face slavery and life conditions of the eighteen hundreds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2000

    An intriguing time travel experience

    Tired of your normal everyday existence? I have just the book for you to read. KiNdred written by Octavia BuTler will take you on a intriguing time travel experience. However, instead of taking you on a spaceship into the future, Butler¿s book will take you backward on the Underground Railroad to the antebellum South of the early 19th century. You will get entirely caught up on Dana¿s (a young middle class black woman living during the 1970¿s) mind and body changing experience as she finds herself transported back to the slave society of her ancestors.

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