Thursday, January 20, 2011

Across the Universe

Read it.

Of course, you don't have to take my word for it.  =)

One of the best (and non-spoilery) reviews I've read in a long time of Across the Universe is up at Alz and Krispy's blog, A Nudge in the Right Direction. I'd planned on writing a detailed review of Beth's wonderful YA sci-fi tome, but the fates have decided to smite me with this horrid intestinal flu and it's hard to feel convincingly academic when you're burping up Pepto Bismol.

Alz, damn her eyes, beat me to it, and expresses everything I ever wanted to in a much more empirical fashion. Also, Krispy adds her twelve cents. ;) So head over to their blog and check out this review. If you've read AtU, all the more reason to check out this post. Maybe after more people have read it, we can do a discussion group or something. Between the issues of science, humanity, and faith, there's plenty to talk about with Across the Universe.

17 comments:

Demitria said...

I've only read the first few pages, but this book has one of the best opening chapters I've ever read. I look forward to the rest.

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Hannah Kincade said...

I will take a look. I am in love with that book right now.

Tess said...

I'm so excited for Beth..what a great debut!

The Golden Eagle said...

I have got to read this book . . .

Krispy said...

Yay, thanks for the link!

I let Alz do most of the reviewing because I seriously don't like writing reviews. I like TALKING and DISCUSSING books but ask me to put it into a reasonably short and coherent matter and I freak out a little. Haha.

This book does have much to discuss (and I'd love to discuss it with others!) and is a great read; its pros outweigh the cons. Just handed my copy off to a friend last night. :)

Emy Shin said...

I love Alz's review -- it's very articulate about the things that work or don't work in the book. I am only half-way through it, but I'm really liking it so far.

Plamena Schmidt said...

I read the first chapter of this book on her website and it is a-mazing. Have to go and pick it up one of these days.

I hope you're better soon! I'll be sending you lots of get well thoughts!

Jade said...

LOVED IT!! That is all.

Alz said...

Thanks, Tere! I was glad Krispy had read this too so she could weigh in. Next time we read the same book, we'll have to do a real joint review.

Abby Annis said...

I was just sitting here, trying to decide if I want to go down to B&N and get it. I think I might have to. :)

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Karen Akins said...

Ahh! I saw what you did there, Levar Burton! :)

Seriously, it was soooo good, wasn't it?? I love the closure she brought while at the same time leaving so much open.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

This is definitely on my reading list. :D

Patti said...

I bought this book yesterday and read the first chapter on line. Can't wait to read it.

Corey Schwartz said...

On chapter five! Feel better!

Theresa Milstein said...

I finished this book about two weeks ago. So many books don't live up to their hype. This one did.

I hope you feel better too.

Jenn Johansson said...

I am so, so excited to read this. Thanks for the link!