This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is… “If someone asked you for a book recommendation, what is the FIRST book you’d think to recommend (without extra thought)?”
The Sparrow. That’s the absolute first thing that came to mind as I was reading the question. I’ve mentioned my adoration of this book before, and it still stands — this book is fantastic. And there’s something to appeal to all sorts of readers. If you like science, space, aliens, whatever, it’s a book about humans discovering life on another planet and going to see it for themselves. If you like to think deep thoughts about religion and morals, well, it happens to be a Church-sponsored trip with a Jesuit priest on board, and he comes back to Earth questioning his faith. If you like non-linear narratives, this one jumps between the Before and the After with ease. If you like to be a little grossed out THE HANDS OMG THE HANDS.
Anyway, why haven’t you read this book yet? Go! Go now!