Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

This is by far the best sci-fi novel I have ever read. It has compelling characters, that stay with you long after the story is done. I strongly recommend this for anyone who is interested in good story telling, good research and a well written book.

Anyone who is an avid reader understand how it is to wonder what the characters have been up to while you are away from the book. Such a book is this. Jesuits going into space? Naturally. Political intrigue? Of course. Nothing this writer suggests will seem improbable once you sink into one of the best stories written in this genre in years.

This story revolves around some of the most lovable literary folk I have ever come across. You will laugh, cry and mourn. You will sing and ache and ultimately, I predict, come back and read this one again.