A Prayer for the Crown-Shy

Hardcover, 160 pages

English language

Published July 11, 2022 by Doherty Associates, LLC, Tom.

ISBN:
978-1-250-23623-4
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OCLC Number:
1300756362

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5 stars (114 reviews)

After touring the rural areas of Panga, Sibling Dex (a Tea Monk of some renown) and Mosscap (a robot sent on a quest to determine what humanity really needs) turn their attention to the villages and cities of the little moon they call home.

They hope to find the answers they seek, while making new friends, learning new concepts, and experiencing the entropic nature of the universe.

Becky Chambers's new series continues to ask: in a world where people have what they want, does having more even matter?

6 editions

Another refreshing slice of life story about Dex and Mosscap's travels

4 stars

Becky Chambers has a way of bringing the text down to the little details, reminding the reader to slow down and look at the flowers for a while. There are so many good lines in here that talk about self love and the importance of rest and community.

I adored getting to see more of the setting that Dex and Mosscap travel through. Seeing the different ways of life and philosophies surrounding survival (or in this utopian world, comfort) called me to reflect on how I live, and brought my understanding of myself into better focus.

4/5 for being another beautiful book. I truly believe that everyone will be able to get something positive out of reading this duology.

yes and more

5 stars

i liked how the storytelling shifted and adapted with the story change that we have between the two groups. the discovery of the different human settlements and their societies is fascinating, thought-provoking and poetic all at once. i loved the ending, even if i had to read it multiple times to be sure. i will miss Dex and Mosscap. :(((

The road trip continues

4 stars

I started this right after I finished the first one. It deals with Mosscap's tour of Panga to learn what humans need. It gets a lot of different answers. We get to experience the different areas of the world and the different ways people choose to live there in a sustainable fashion. No spoilers but Mosscap is presented with an ineresting philosophical question and it turns out Dex still hasn't really found what they're looking for. The ending is quite open and I'm looking forward to find out where the two are heading next.

Beautiful book. I am amazed at Becky Chamber's magic abilities.

5 stars

Content warning General spoilers

Quick, gentle, sensorially rich read

4 stars

Content warning Oblique reference to ending

A Prayer for the Crown-Shy

5 stars

Content warning minor spoilers

Gently questioning

No rating

Taps into the feeling of lacking purpose, or at least the need for questioning it, wondering why even when things are comfortable and work is meaningful it still can feel like there's something more out there. For such gentle books—ones that are almost entirely lacking in conflict, even—it's impressive how much feeling they can pack in. Still doesn't go into the religion in the way that I was hoping, but maybe that's something to start fleshing out myself, if it's something I'm noticing as an absence.

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