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Winterson, Jeanette: The Stone Gods

The Stone Gods
Writer: Jeanette Winterson
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 207

I've been wanting to read more of Jeanette Winterson's work ever since I fell I love with The Passion. The Stone Gods seemed right up my alley, as it's fiction that utilizes science for its plot (and therefore science fiction, I don't care what side of the genre-fence you're on). I'll admit I was disappointed at first, because while the writing is still very, very good, it's nothing like The Passion. Still, once I got into the story, I began to appreciate what Winterson was doing more and more. She preaches, yes, and it's obvious to see how current events influence this book, but this is about more than simply humanity's ability to destroy itself and the world around it, but it's also about the permanence of soul, and that's a beautiful thing.

The full review, which does contain spoilers, may be found in my LJ. As always, comments and discussion are most welcome.

REVIEW: Jeanette Winterson's THE STONE GODS

Happy Reading!!

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