Fledgling

Fledgling, Octavia Butler s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion she is in fact a genetically modified, 53 year old vampire Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted and still wants tFledgling, Octavia Butler s first new novel in seven years, is the story of an apparently young, amnesiac girl whose alarmingly un human needs and abilities lead her to a startling conclusion she is in fact a genetically modified, 53 year old vampire Forced to discover what she can about her stolen former life, she must at the same time learn who wanted and still wants to destroy her and those she cares for, and how she can save herself Fledgling is a captivating novel that tests the limits of otherness and questions what it means to be truly human.
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  • Title: Fledgling
  • Author: Octavia E. Butler
  • ISBN: 9780759516342
  • Page: 375
  • Format: ebook
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    • Bradley said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      I admit that I wanted to like this more than I did simply because I am a big fan of Kindred. I was slightly ambivalent about another book on vampires, however, and while I tried not to take that into serious account when reading Butler, it still crept in.Mostly, however, I liked the book fine. Any major issues I have can be neatly summed up in my opinion on quasi-pedophile literature in general. It's designed to make us squirm. If it doesn't make you squirm then maybe you're reading just a tad t [...]

    • Terry said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      3.5 – 4 stars Another vampire book review from the guy who says he’s not a fan of vampires? Yeah, well I’m trying to find the good ones, not the dreck that’s jumped onto the Twilight bandwagon. And quite frankly I didn’t pick this one up because it was a vampire book per se, but because it was one by Octavia Butler, whose work I’ve been meaning to look into more, and this is the only stand-alone that I’m aware of. It turned out to be a good book, though there are some possibly ‘p [...]

    • Apatt said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Vampires! Sci-fi vampires! Octavia Butler! While I love Octavia Butler, I have been avoiding Fledgling for a while because Twilight* and the “paranormal romance” genre that followed in its wake are anathema to me. I knew of course that Ms. Butler would never slum it with Stephenie Meyer, but the subject matter is kind of spoiled for me. Still, I am running out of Octavias to read so I did not want to skip one of her - all too few – novels just because of my disillusion with vampire fiction [...]

    • jo said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      *** this review has spoilers that will do irreversible damage to those who have not read the book, is long, and is, i'm afraid, rather academic in tone, because i just think that way. be warned. ***Fledgling opens with a birth scene of sorts. a little girl (we don’t yet know that she’s a little girl, but find out soon enough) wakes up in a cave in tremendous physical pain. her body is badly injured, more, we gather from the description, than a human being would be able to survive. she’s co [...]

    • Richard said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      This was so disappointing. I'm actually bothered by this. I'm such a big fan of Octavia Butler's novel Kindred and this one (her last before her unfortunate passing) almost felt like it was written by someone else. The book actually sports a really great concept that's ripe for tons of conflict and exploration of ideas and themes. The story is about an amnesiac 11-year-old-looking girl and her rediscovery that she is in fact an experimental member of the Ina, a vampiric species that live in a mu [...]

    • Joe Valdez said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      One of the best books I've read is Kindred, Octavia Butler's 1979 time travel novel. Had it been published twenty years earlier, I'm sure it would've put her on Rod Serling's radar as he scouted writers for The Twilight Zone. Butler's use of dark fantasy to dramatize issues of social injustice and racism, and explore our reaction to genocide, wrapped me up in a spell. I hesitated to read more of Butler's work, fearing it wouldn't measure up.Fledgling doesn't measure up. I scanned the second half [...]

    • Catie said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Imagine that you are driving home one day and come across an interesting looking person by the side of the road. You invite this person into your car and are immediately drawn to him or her in extreme ways – after only a few hours together, you want to sleep with this person, do everything that he or she says, and give up everything in your life to devote yourself to this person's needs.You are attracted to this person above all others, and he/she can give you the greatest pleasure of your ent [...]

    • The FountainPenDiva, Old school geek chick and lover of teddy bears said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Firstly, I wish there was a way to give this novel TEN STARS because like every single book she's ever written, it is a masterpiece of surperb writing, compelling characters and thought-provoking themes like sex, race and class - issues seldom dealt with in even the finest speculative fiction. Only in the hands of a skilled author could new life be breathed into the quickly becoming stale vampire genre, and Ms. Butler succeeds where so many others fail. Anyone looking for Anne Rice will be sadly [...]

    • [Name Redacted] said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Time to give Butler another chance! Will she manage to avoid the Manichaean "Male = Bad. Female = Good." dynamic of Wild Seed? Only time will tell! But this stand-alone novel is about vampires and fits in perfectly with my goal for October.--- Well, a remarkable dearth of misandry! In its place was a really, really, really creepy story about how healthy and natural pedophilia can be. In context it makes sense, and technically the pre-pubescent girl was a 50 year-old member of an entirely differe [...]

    • Ruth said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Octavia Butler is dead (in 2006, actually), long live Octavia Butler. There are few authors who have taught me more about what it means to be human.Her stories don't teach with luxurious literary language or complex psychological portraits. The earlier novels are a little bit wooden, with characters that sometimes seem like cardboard cut-outs. But rarely have I found stories so LOADED down with ideas that there's barely time to explore one before the next one bursts upon me. Her stories teach th [...]

    • Johanna said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      The sad thing about this book is that it is very clearly supposed to be one in a series; unfortunately, Butler died after writing this book. That makes it hard to read because you immediately become attached to Shori, much like the people in the book become attached to her. This book is AMAZING. It introduces the Ina and by doing so, Butler created a new branch of vampire lore--vampires who are not evil, do not kill to feed, who live with families of several humans they feed on and who they love [...]

    • Lena said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Ah vampiresSexy sexy vampiresOctavia Butler used the last of her considerable writing talents to leave us with the Ina, an interesting new culture and species of vampire.The author decided to make the MC sexy vampire female.Yes, good choice.And black.Great, love diversity in stories.And ten years old.You've lost me.By the third sex scene where this little girl is joyfully plowed by an enormous hairy white twenty year old man, I decided the author had lost her mind. If this is where Octavia Butle [...]

    • David said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Octavia Butler was a genius who died far too young. In her too-short oeuvre are many classics of science fiction, Hugo and Nebula winners, all of them dealing with race and power and oppression in some way. Fledgling was (I think) her last book, or one of the last, and it's a fairly straightforward vampire story, except that as Butler handles it, the narrative is as deep and complicated as the story is simple.Butler was not one of those writers who spent a lot of time crafting words, or if she d [...]

    • Sara said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      I just barely made myself finish this. I thought the writing style was fairly dull, the social observations not nearly as interesting or original as the reviews I read had suggested, and at least the edition I read was really poorly edited for typos and punctuation. I did a lot of eye rolling at this one.

    • Mark Oshiro said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      perhaps one of the best books I've EVER read. a stunning and haunting examination of race, gender, mental disability, and identity, it entirely re-invents vampire lore in a way that makes everything pale in comparison. there are a number of scenes that are downright terrifying. but what i loved about Fledgling the most was Butler's insistence on forcing our gaze onto many uncomfortable aspects of traditional vampire mythology – the sexualization of underage bodies, the paleness of all vampires [...]

    • Rita said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      *** THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS ***For a long time I have been wanting to read a novel by Octavia E. Butler. Her last book, Fledgling, somehow seemed to be the right first choice for me, as I've always had a thing for vampire-stories. I ordered the book from a local book store and waited for days in eager anticipation for it's arrival. The book arrived and I read it. The first few pages seemed promising, for its premise was different than most other vampire books that I have read. The boo [...]

    • Spider the Doof Warrior said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      It depresses me that this book won't have a sequel and I won't get to see what happens to Shori and her people. It's a lot like the Xenogenesis series in terms of people going on about how good people smell and how alluring their scent is and the Ina depend on their symbiots the way the aliens in Xenogenesis depend on humans and find them fascinating and they are bonded chemically.I wish I could write a sequel or something. I want more. More more more!

    • Latasha said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      well, it was ok. nothing new really.

    • Nicki said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      A young girl awakens in a cave, blind, aware only of pain and the need for fresh meat, fresh blood. As her sight returns and she begins to heal, she also begins to discover her own nature, that beneath the exterior of a prepubescent child lies a 53-year-old predator. In the absence of any memories of who she is, how her kind function, or what damaged her so badly and caused her amnesia, she has to begin to piece together a new identity and find her way back to her own kind.I don’t usually enjo [...]

    • Kayıp Rıhtım said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      “Karanlığa uyandım. Açtım – açlıktan ölüyordum!- ve acı içindeydim. Ne başka insanlar, ne başka zamanlar, ne de başka duygular; dünyamda açlık ve acıdan başka bir şey yoktu.”“Bir kitabın ilk cümleleridir sizi çeken,” sözünü ne zaman duysam kaşlarımı kaldırmaktan kendimi alamıyorum. Zira her ne kadar ortalıkta ilk cümle önemlidir gibi bir söylem dolanıp dursa da, bana göre bu her zaman geçerli bir değil. Gene de “İlk Cümle Büyücüsü” bir e [...]

    • Sandi said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Although this book really kept me turning the pages, I was ultimately disappointed. The books I've read by Octavia Butler have be so astounding, so creative and so unique that I expected more from this. It was a page-turner; the pacing was excellent. However, the story just wasn't as creative as I expected. I was also frustrated by the over-explanation of some things and the under-explanation of others. I was a bit creeped out that a vampire child with the appearance of a 9-10 year old human chi [...]

    • Heather K (dentist in my spare time) said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      So good, even the second time through! It feels fresh in a world full of vampire books, and is plainly but wonderfully written. I love her writing style and have loved all of her books. This book challenges me and causes me to reflect on social norms, stigmas, and sexual orientations. I find this book to be unique and special even after reading many other books in this genre.

    • Nick Imrie said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Fledgling is a disappointingly plodding book. Our heroine wakes up with horrific injuries and no memory. She soon discovers that she is a vampire and her vampire family have all been murdered in a terrible arson attack. She sets out to discover who did it and why.This could be the beginning of a great whodunnit or a thriller. But with no memory of her life before the attack, Shori does not have a long list of any suspects. She swiftly gathers together the clues which all point in one direction.S [...]

    • Natasha Hurley-Walker said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      I don't read many vampire books, but thought I'd branch out given that I quite liked Butler's Parable of the Sower. I enjoyed both the book and the film of Let the Right One In so thought perhaps this would offer an insight into a rather different kind of vampire: American instead of Scandinavian; black instead of white; genetically engineered and modern instead of ancient and vaguely fairy-tale-esque. Unfortunately the premise rapidly degenerated into one of the blandest, least interesting plot [...]

    • Lata said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      3.5 stars.

    • Kiri said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      The most interesting thing about this book is its conception of "vampires" as a second intelligent species that lives in symbiosis with humans -- unable to "turn" them, naturally, since it's a species thing (as one character remarks, if a dog bites a man, no one expects the man to turn into a dog). The bite includes "venom" which has a strongly pleasurable (and addictive) effect on the person bitten.The story revolves around Shori, a vampire who wakes up near death from burns and physical damage [...]

    • Barbara (The Bibliophage) said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      **revised a day later because I can't stop thinking about this book**In Fledgling our main character is a lost girl-woman who finds out she's not entirely human. She can't remember anything before a certain point in the story, and although I've never had amnesia, it seems like a realistic presentation of the condition. I've read many books with "otherness" plot lines, and this one heads up to the top of the favorites list.Fledgling is spare prose that tells a story of loss, grief, prejudice, and [...]

    • Marc said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Every time I read a Butler book, I'm reminded of just how big a loss her death was in 2006. I'm eager to read her entire oeuvre, but reluctant to reach that point where I'll have to accept there's nothing more to come. Fledgling was the last book she wrote and it just seems to fire on all cylinders--she takes the familiar myth of the vampire and puts her own stamp on the genre by redefining mutually beneficial relationships and creating a civil war among the Ina (vampires) based on the same fear [...]

    • aPriL does feral sometimes said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      I could not get over the 1. Child sex with adults, and 2. 'Beneficial' enslavement despite lack of free will or any impartiality being possible once enslaved. I finished this because I respect the author so much. She could not have written this to be her effort at writing pornography for deviants. It left a disgusting impression on me, though, and I won't read it ever again. I read it a couple of years ago, and I keep wavering between giving it one star because of my repugnance and five stars be [...]

    • Wanda said:
      Jul 19, 2018 - 15:13 PM

      Read to fill the Diverse Authors square of the Halloween Book Bingo that I am participating in.Octavia Butler is such an interesting author—I have come to expect good things from her work. This one is slightly less wonderful. Maybe call it a 3.5 star book. This is Butler’s take on the vampire myth and she moves it in her own unique direction. As usual in her writing, there is an exploration of power dynamics and (also as usual) some animals are more equal than others. The Ina, as these vampi [...]

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