THIS WAS VERY GOOD.
The blurb from the back is perfect:
With a personal touch and the trained eye of a social scientist, Cleveland brings to bear the latest studies and research on the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us. Here are the tools we need to understand how to overcome the hidden forces that divide us.
I think I’ve owned this book since the 90s, but somehow had never read it.
Oh man. This book is fearless in its description of people (frequently men) who use religion for selfish aims. BRUTAL.
And the story apart from that is fascinating as well. I am sad that the third in this trilogy was never finished, because I suspect it would have jumped forward multiple generations, and I love when Butler does that. She’s such a great world-builder!
This was such a fascinating dystopian novel. I really enjoyed it, and love what it set up for the next one in the series.
This is probably a book that benefits from close reading, or a discussion section. It failed to leave a huge impact, though I may have also been distracted by the number of notes left by students in the margins (and my suspicions that they were noticing the wrong things).