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hatrkr81
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****Possible Spoilers****
I just finished Lovelock and i absolutely loved it as I have loved everything I've read by OSC. It was very well written, and caused me to ask myself "what or who am I a slave to?" and made me really examine my relationships and how I value people. It really seemed to me that Carol Jeanne honestly considered Lovelock to be a friend of hers, not just her witness, but he saw things very differently, although I can only imagine the shock of realizing just how much he is limited in life and to then feel that he was designed to never be a friend, but rather just a witness. (wow, that's gotta be a run-on) I started wondering if there are people in my life who feel the same about the way I treat them...though I'd like to think that all of my friends know that they are truly my friends and not my personal witnesses [Wink] . But it made me take for granted relationships that I have always seen as being a certain way. I wonder if others see our relationship as something completely different from what I have always assumed it to be?

It also really focused on taking responsibility for one's actions or the lack thereof, i.e. Mamie/Stef, Carol Jeanne/Neeraj / Red/Liz, and Lovelock/Faith. I think I just really loved the interaction between the characters in this book because it was so true to life and so often hits home. Card is a master of this, of the human emotions, relationships, and interactions. He can cause you to laugh one second and want to cry the next. I've always loved these qualities of his books.

It also caused me to never look at the monkey's in the zoo the same again (beware of flying poop).

The original point of this post was that I realized that this was part of a trilogy...does anyone know if book number 2 is on the way somewhere down the line or has this sort of been pushed to the side? I would love to see more of where the story goes.

One more thing...did anyone else get a sort of Rendezvous with Rama feel to this book? I don't know why, but it had a similar feel to me...possibly just the ark...ok..i'm done now. [Big Grin]

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I'm not familiar with Rendevous with Rama, I don't think. I used to suffer a lot from not really seeing other people as real, so I find your comments on the book interesting. Okay, I still suffer from that, but see past it every now and then. I also must not have been ready to ask "What am I a slave to" at that time in my life.

The second book, Rasputin, is reportedly still in process. I was kind of sad to learn Lovelock would not be the point of view character in the sequels, but it should be good.

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