The Deep
  • The Deep
  • The Deep
ISBN: 1534439870
EAN13: 9781534439870
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 4, 2020
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Format: Paperback
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   My mind not open to this
I found the book disjointed and jarring. It seemed an attempt to blend history, science fiction, fantasy and psychology into a story with the main character development lacking. Often, I found myself watching to see how much time was needed to finish the book, as I wanted to know how it ended without jumping to the end. Adaptations to one's environments is a fact, but not one that is instantaneous, as suggested in this story. Guess I should stick with non - fiction - science, anthropological, nation and environmental books.
 
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   Interesting concept, challenging execution
The concept and more behind this story and the prose could be lush and fascinating at times. To say that this was only a 2.5 hour read ; I struggled to get through it because of the afore-mentioned issues. The storytelling itself was a bit difficult to digest. Still, I don 't think that I'll soon forget this fascinating story.
 
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   Mermaid histories
I love everything with mermaids, though this was a little different. It is about memories and sharing a past with a people who started from a tragedy. For her people, Yetu remembered their histories and their pain and sadness, and almost overtakes them. I enjoyed the imagery and setting of this short novella and I feel like it could have been even more fleshed out to a full novel. The relationships needed more time to develop and grow, but that is a complaint I have for all novellas.
 
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   Powerful concept! Some bumps but interesting
As a good historian and AfAm - woman, this book concept struck all the feel good points for me. Sci-Fii, Daveed Diggs --all history of it. The book is really an interesting concept and premise. The idea makes sense and the concepts of memory made me forget both at the individual level and at the community level interesting. I feel like the book dealt with these ideas, but the solution seemed to me kind of simple. There were also some parts of the story that were hard to follow, but could have been intensional. In overall, I liked it, but had a hard time following certain parts of the story.
 
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   Transcendent
The DEEP resonates with the brutality of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the beautiful and dark embrace of the sea, interrogating how traumatic history is carried and how it changes us. Rivers Solomon draws us with the same spare lyricism that made AN UNKINDNESS so magnificent, and brings us into a world where identity, memory, and community collide in strange and beautiful ways. They bring us into a richly envisioned world and lift us up, tearing us with beauty and grief and hope.
 
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   More than I was expecting
I guess I don 't really know what I expected from a book based on a song, but this exceeded, whatever those expectations were. While it is not a perfect book, it is an excellent modern-day myth that I found hard to put down.
 
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