Falling as She Sings

Falling as She Sings In the not so distant future the rise of terrorism leads to a new and chilling subjugation of women But as civilization breaks down one wealthy woman builds a massive walled in enclave and outfits

  • Title: Falling as She Sings
  • Author: C.J. Sursum
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In the not so distant future, the rise of terrorism leads to a new and chilling subjugation of women But as civilization breaks down, one wealthy woman builds a massive, walled in enclave, and outfits it with the technology to be completely self sustaining Her sole stipulation only women are allowed in Within the enclave walls, these women Vestals lead lives of cultureIn the not so distant future, the rise of terrorism leads to a new and chilling subjugation of women But as civilization breaks down, one wealthy woman builds a massive, walled in enclave, and outfits it with the technology to be completely self sustaining Her sole stipulation only women are allowed in Within the enclave walls, these women Vestals lead lives of culture and ease, free of the burden of husbands and children Outside the walls, men have devolved into feral, violent Brutes roaming the surrounding wilderness The Vestals need them for one purpose only to reproduce themselves But Menna, a beautiful Vestal scientist in charge of breeding, makes a disastrous mistake while extracting one captured Brute s seed Disturbing interactions with him shatter her preconceptions of Brutes, and her image of herself Ultimately, she is forced to choose between her comfortable, sterile existence and a harsh, barbarous unknown Powerful and profound, Falling as She Sings is at once science fiction adventure, spiritual thriller, and visionary love story It s a searching, funny commentary on the eternal, yet ever fresh and compelling forces driving relationships between the sexes Falling as She Sings is a dystopian novel that turns The Handmaid s Tale on its head Scroll up to buy Falling as She Sings and experience this vivid and absorbing story today

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    1. "Falling as She Sings: A Novel" is a book right up my alley since I love to read dystopian fiction. I loved the premise of this book. The novel is set in a future where all women live together in a private enclave, while men live outside enclave walls in the wild. Women are taught to view the male species as ferocious, immoral "Brutes." Life in the enclave is a sort of Utopian commune where life is simplistic and tranquil--for most anyway. For Menna, Domnina, and Odilia, the peaceful life of com [...]

    2. Wow, I was blown away by this novel, and I seldom feel that way. The most notable thing about my reaction is that dystopian/sci-fi is not my go-to genre. But this story is smoothly written with a believable, compelling premise that had me totally engaged throughout. Told from the POV of three women--Domnina, Menna, and Odilia--the characterization is some of the best I've seen. The secondary characters, particularly the Brutes that the main characters come to know, are well-written and distinct. [...]

    3. It was a captivating story. Well written, very interesting and thought-provoking. An extremely interesting take on dystopian future.I'm surprised it has so few reviews. I really think everyone should read it.Does anyone know when and if there will be a second part?PS. I adore Eystein.

    4. I almost gave this book 3 stars, because it was decently written. But I considered giving it 1 star for its heavy-handed moralism.The quality of the writing is good. Good grammar and spelling (which should go without saying, but doesn't in these days of easy e-publishing). Good pacing of the action. Decently fleshed out characters with some reasonable complexity to them. If all you want is a decent sci-fi action story, pretend I gave it 3.5 stars and go give it a read. I think you'll enjoy it. T [...]

    5. From page one, Sursum pulled me into her dystopian world, a place where vestals (women) live behind walls to protect themselves from domination by brutes (men). The science fiction community maintains the highest standards of respect, but a personal connection is missing, partly because no one knows their familial relationship with each other. Vestals come into the world via a bio womb, but there's one problem: the women still need the brutes' seed to create new community members. When an extrac [...]

    6. Different PerspectiveI had a hard time in the beginning with this book. I thought it started out a bit slow. I decided to keep reading because there were tidbits that grabbed my interest. I liked this book. At times it seemed a little slow. I really thought the perspective was very interesting and it addressed many issues. Segregation, equal rights, rape, abortion, religion and discrimination were all addressed in this book. I did not think it preachy at all. I felt that, as a reader, it did cau [...]

    7. I generally hate every book about vestal virgins. They have very few redeeming qualities. They are selfish, superior, always afraid of life outside their sanctuary, and secretive. This book, I didn't "hate" because I kept hoping a few would get out, up until the very end, but alas (Oops--might have been a spoiler!!) The vestal virgins did not disappoint--they were selfish taking care of their own needs at any cost to others; they were superior to all those out side the sanctuary; they were afrai [...]

    8. I gave it 5 stars because it's well written, well edited and, if you like love stories for the younger set, a good read.The followed characters are well constructed.What it's not is a SF story, except for being set "somewhere in the near-ish future." and having a bunch of technology. It also has holes in the tech that you can drive a truck through. They don't distract from the girl&love story except for a hard-core SF techie like me.Good read, just not really a SF book.My points are not to d [...]

    9. Unique Sci Fi story about an enclave of women whose only contact with men is with the inferior, cloned Clod servants, while Brutes live outside the walls. But when 3 women each have an encounter with a smart clod or friendly Brute, the values and rules of the enclave are questioned and jeopardized. The author expertly weaves the story around the lives of the 3 women, including their experiences with the men.

    10. I felt like I kept missing parts of a movie. I could figure out what was going on, but I had to use my imagination to do it. I also got the characters easily confused. The story was a good story though. Have you ever wondered what life would be like without men and children? Well, this is a story about that.

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