dobbin477 (dobbin477) wrote,

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I've read Shades of Green!

I've just finished Shades of Green about a half hour ago and I don't know how to describe it. It wasn't what I thought it would be, it was so much better. I almost have the same feeling I got from reading Sister Margaret. I read through that story and by the time I got to the end I was like "OMG!!!" because I didn't realize how blah blah was actually blah blah, and so I read the story again and saw how blah blah was blah blah. Shades of Green is a love story but with so many layers. The obvious layer is what you see on the front cover. If I say any more, I'll end up spoiling it.

Now the book is labelled as science fiction in the place where I bought it, and my first thought was IT'S NOT SCIENCE FICTION! I started reading and then I thought, okay I can see how this is science fiction, but that's maybe a really small percentage of the book (the Reptar you used to be a technologically advanced race and now they're not). The rest is fantasy and I saw this with the Tolkien-esque kind of thing happening. Also a bit of Christian elements maybe, but that's what I got from the book, I don't know if it was intentional or not.

I want to read this book again. I feel like there's so much going on that I missed. The world is also incredible. There is a reference to Abbadon who I think is Bayne's mother. Yeah, if I think about this, my head's going to explode. The book was that good.

Oh one part which really leaped out at me was when they were having dinner and the bratty daughter is asking the main character to pass the bowl of fried frogs. My inital reaction: ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. And I think that's what Rhonda wanted. Why even put that detail? The Reptar are just normal people, they just look different, that's all.

Omg that one lady reminded me of this lady from Little House on the Prairie.

I can't wait to read other stories about this world. I'm starting to get into the characters and the history too.

Omg, another bible reference came to me. Okay, I have to go before this book overwhelms me.
Tags: rhonda parrish, shades of green
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