Beggars in Spain (Beggars Trilogy)

by NANCY KRESS | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0688121896 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Minerva101 of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 5/21/2011
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Minerva101 from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 21, 2011
Fantastic book! Don't let the crappy cover or the goofy title turn you off - this is one of the best pieces of sci-fi/speculative fiction I have ever read! I wish I were 'sleepless'....

Product Description
In a world where the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent ... and one of an ever-growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep.

Once considered interesting anomalies, now Leisha and the other "Sleepless" are outcasts -- victims of blind hatred, political repression, and shocking mob violence meant to drive them from human society ... and, ultimately, from Earth itself.

But Leisha Camden has chosen to remain behind in a world that envies and fears her "gift" -- a world marked for destruction in a devastating conspiracy of freedom ... and revenge.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Journal Entry 2 by Minerva101 at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (6/7/2011 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I gave this to rureading at Coffee Cats yesterday. I really hope she likes it :)

Journal Entry 3 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, June 12, 2011
Thank you for another new author in sci-fi to try....now I just need more time to read. Gonna have to pay close attention to the 'no sleep required' section.

Journal Entry 4 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, May 06, 2012
Genetic modification has been the focus of many authors but this author's idea of how society is impacted over generations with class wars and political ramifications was very interesting. I enjoyed how political arguments and cultural biases changed over time, and became cyclical.

Journal Entry 5 by wingrureadingwing at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 12, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (5/12/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Book taken to the Calgary BC Meetup at the Joshua Tree Cafe today.

Journal Entry 6 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, May 12, 2012
Picked up at the May Calgary Book Crossing Meeting.

Journal Entry 7 by DendriticTrees at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, August 10, 2012

Released 6 yrs ago (8/11/2012 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken back to the Calgary Bookcrossing Meeting, I've run out of time to read it.

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Journal Entry 8 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, August 12, 2012
Brought home some pretty great books from the August meet-up of Calgary BookCrossers.

Thanks a bunch!

Journal Entry 9 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 06, 2013
What an amazing book! I transitioned 2012 to 2013 with my nose is this fabulous Sci-fi, and those who know me will find that in itself, amazing.

I felt like I was reading a classic such as Orwell! The political evolution was fascinating. This is a book that will stay with me for a long time. Thank you!

Journal Entry 10 by fracula at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, January 12, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (1/12/2013 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing at the January Calgary BookCrosser meet-up at the Joshua Tree Café.

Journal Entry 11 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Sunday, January 13, 2013
Picked up this book at the Calgary BookCrossing January meet-up. Another sci-fi recommendation from Minerva101, so I know it's going to be good.

Journal Entry 12 by locker-monster at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
This is a dense book, but I mean that in a good way. The story starts off simply enough with Leisha's early life as a sleepless but it quickly expands to encompass how sleeplessness can affect the world politically and socially. If you're expecting a cutesy sci-fi book about genetic modification, throw those expectations out the window.

Journal Entry 13 by locker-monster at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 09, 2013

Released 5 yrs ago (3/9/2013 UTC) at Joshua Tree Café, Edmonton Trail in Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Releasing this book at the Calgary BookCrossing March meet-up. If it didn't go home with someone, it's on the bookshelf.

Journal Entry 14 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, March 09, 2013
Picked this up at today's meeting. How did I come home with so many books? Adding to my TBR mountain.

Journal Entry 15 by Crossing-Guard at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Friday, August 21, 2015

Released 3 yrs ago (9/12/2015 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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I am overloaded with books and a new baby so returning this as other people are waiting for it. I would like it back at sometime though....

Journal Entry 16 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Picked up at get together

Journal Entry 17 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, April 08, 2017
This book had a really interesting premise with people being genetically modified to not sleep. There was also a wide range of characters which were well developed. The book mainly focused on the impact this gene modification had on society and did a really good job looking at how different groups of thoughts developed based on people's own emotions, decisions and actions, which then would lead to other implications and decisions by other people/groups.

However, I was just a bit disappointed by a couple of the benefits/side-effects of the sleepless gene modifications that were introduced a bit later in the story as I thought that just the idea of being sleepless was sufficient enough on its own to be interesting and take a good look at the implications it might have on society. So this might have played into my feelings a bit, but I found myself a bit underwhelmed by the story and pace of the novel.

On a whole I found it a very interesting read and an excellently told story.

Thanks for the interesting read!

Journal Entry 18 by Eri-Cherry at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Saturday, July 14, 2018

Released 4 mos ago (7/14/2018 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada

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Taken to get together!

Journal Entry 19 by Crataegus at Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, July 19, 2018
Picked up at this month's Calgary Bookcrossing meetup. I tried to read it a while ago but it might be time to give it another try.

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