Binti (paperback, 2018, Crononauta)

paperback, 120 pages

Published Feb. 15, 2018 by Crononauta.

ISBN:
9788494795817

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4 stars (10 reviews)

3 editions

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3 stars

I've been putting off reading this solely because it's a novella. They need to be written in a very specific way, otherwise they end up being not enough. I think that's ultimately what happens with Binti. The story is great, the ideas put forward are unique & interesting, and the writing is nuanced & engaging. But then what? There are a number of really cool things to explore here, but instead you get precisely one line about them. - Living ship, designed to have breathing bladders- The concept of harmonisation - The specifics of Himba cultureAre just a few pieces you'd want to know more about, but can't due to this format. Perhaps these things will be explored in the following two novellas - but there in lies my point. Why is this three novellas and not three parts to an actual story? If it's not self contained it's not …

Review of 'Binti' on Goodreads

3 stars

Solid new perspective on basic themes of other and violence and gender roles through the space-coming-of-age lens, but maybe story suffers some in held-back simplicity for being a novella serial.

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