Saturday, August 26, 2017

Orson Scott Card's Women of Genesis: Rebekah

Rebekah, Orson Scott Card
I read this over two Sunday evenings (pounding through four-fifths or more in the first sitting);
  • I was met with the same character depth I so loved in Sarah.    I was surprised again by how respectfully Card writes females.
  • I marvel at the complexity and layers illuminated by characters' interactions, thoughts and choices.  I don't know if I've read anything that has awoken me to an exploration of motives and ethics quite like Card's.
  • Sadly, I didn't find it quite as compelling as Sarah, but it was still a very strong story. 
  • I'm sure some of the moral under- and over-tones would irritate some readers, but I think Card's voice reflects the time period.   I had a few pet peeves in this realm, but nothing that impeded my overall enjoyment.  
An interesting, thought-provoking read; I will definitely read more of the Women in Genesis series.

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