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The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party

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  • Posted March 7, 2009

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    Very descriptive, and in this case, details are better left in the dark.

    I had seen this book on the shelf many times before I ever even read the back, but when I did I was immediately intrigued. The way it was describing the novel led me to believe it was science fiction. Boy, was I off! What this book was really about was a boy and his mother who had been sold to a group of men who's mission in life was to collect and discover as much knowledge as they could. These men had made the boy into a walking, living, breathing, experiment. I think it takes place during the Renaissance, he and his mother are African American slaves and are treated like nobles until another group of scholars take their prejudice to a new level. I read this book with a little disgust, with the awards on the cover I thought I would be saved from lewd descriptions. Now I take the saying "never judge a book by it's cover" to heart. I don't mean to put it down or anything, but the emotion that lingered in me after I finished was not warm and fuzzy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2007

    Reading in the sense of reading

    most books i read are just like a movie on paper. it doesn't require much thinking at all,it is just action packed and easy. If you want a challenge and something to just plain think about, read this book. This book is like reading in the sense of reading because it isn't exactly like a fast-pacced exciting story, but it is fun to sit there and think/decipher the meaning of what he's trying to say. Very deep and philisophical! (maybe a little wierd too):-)

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