My Book Review of We Travel the Spaceways (Black Stars)

We Travel the Spaceways (Black Stars #6)We Travel the Spaceways by Victor LaValle
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Original Storytelling With An Ancient Alien Twist

What a unique story. I was intrigued by the blend of ancient alien mythology with a modern subculture of the overlooked homeless. This was not at all what I expected, but certainly an interesting read.

What I liked was showing humanity in people who most forget or simply chose to ignore. I liked the message that we each have something special about us. I like the reminder that history exists hidden even in plain sight – there’s always more to things than what meets the eye.

What I didn’t like was the destruction of religion… particularly the worship locations of the black community. I’m not sure if I missed a deeper meaning, but for me, I don’t think someone’s beliefs really cause “static” for another to “clearly” find their own “gods.” I don’t feel anyone should force any faith upon anyone else let alone by destroying another’s faith. Faith is individual – we need to learn mutual respect.

I found this short story enthralling. There were things I found disturbing, but mostly, I found it original and interesting. I feel like there’s a lot to digest in this quick read… it’s going to be on my mind a while.

Do I recommend it? I do. It’s fascinating.
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