Saturday, 13 August 2016
Review: Starbird Murphy and the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
So, this didn't quite go the way I expected.
Starbird Murphy is about a girl that lives on a communal farm, she is completely oblivious to the rest of the world. She has no idea what cellphones, and computers are. And is totally ignorant to pop culture. One day she gets her "Calling" to go to the farm owned café in Seattle, where she is finally introduced to the rest of the modern world.
What bothered me was the incredibly slow plot. It felt like there was a lot of unnecessary filler that was kind of repetitive, the first half of the book could have been much shorter. The second half on the other hand was much better, and once I got to it, it felt like the book finally started.
I loved how the book touched on propaganda, and how religion can occasionally be used as a tool of mind control when in the wrong hands. The book teaches us to question the environment we are raised in and the things we are taught.
What was interesting was that the "main villain" didn't actually have bad intentions, but he did use some very unethical methods.
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