The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet
By Becky Chambers
I surprisingly enjoyed The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet. It is not your usual science fiction book in my opinion, and unfortunately starts very slowly. But once you get into this book, you will not be able to put it down!
There are some very real issues presented in it, like cultural diversity and accepting other people’s way, even if you do not believe, let alone understand them. At first, understanding all the different aliens can be a tad confusing, but once you are able to wrap your head around them all, they are some of the nicest book characters you will ever meet.
The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet has some extremely good advice within it. The main points that I found resonated with me were when Rosemary was talking to Dr. Chef about his species, Grum. Dr. Chef was think about humans, and happiness, and saying that no sapient could sustain happiness all the time, just as no sapient could be permanently sad, angry etc. this made me think, why do we, as humans, always let our emotions control us, when they are own product. We can chose to be happy, just as easily as we can choose to be sad or angry. This is easier said than done, but wouldn’t life feel so much nicer if we didn’t let our emotions control us, an instead control our emotions, like Dr. Chef does?
If you are looking for a light-heart’d read then stay clear! The Long Way To A Small, Angry Planet starts off very slowly and doesn’t really pick up the pace, but it still will keep you hooked.
I would defiantly recommend The Long Way To A Small, Angry Plant to any science fiction lover, or anyone who is interested in how history affects the future.
Caution advised, contains adult martial.
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