Friday, September 17, 2010

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, by M. T. Anderson

Joanna's quick notes on: 
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing
Book 1 Pox Party
Book 2 Traitor to the Nation

Truly Astonishing!!! An amazing story - told in the style of 18th Century Journal writing.  Story in first book revolves around Octavian and his mother.  Octavian, a studied child from birth, given a classical education.  Philosophers are ascertaining "the intelligence of the black races"  The nature of this study changes when the slave owners begin to fund it.

The second book focuses on the War of Independence. 

A must read. 

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