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Ship of Fools
by Richard Paul Russo | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by trochee of Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, July 25, 2004
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by trochee from Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, July 25, 2004

8 out of 10

Russo sets a very high target: evil in a universe with God. He winds up with *almost* all the marbles -- a successful Lovecraftian high-SF space-exploration horror, encountering the Alien Other [perhaps the Leviathan of the Deep?], and living to tell the tale. This has moments of Moby Dick, moments of HP Lovecraft, and echoes of Russel's _The Sparrow_, in that there are representatives of the Catholic Church along on these space colonization efforts.

However, he falls a little short -- while an excellent author, it feels a little too close to _Alien_.

Definitely worth a read.

This copy is autographed by the author. 


Journal Entry 2 by trochee at 21st & Union Cafe in Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, August 08, 2004

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Released on Monday, August 09, 2004 at 21st & Union Cafe in Seattle, Washington USA.

On cafe table. Told the staff what it was. 




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