Overall Rating and Opinion of "Prophase"

Discuss the November 2014 book of the month, Prophase: A Present Tale by Mitchel Street.

How do you rate Prophase?

1 star - poor, recommend against reading it
4
22%
2 stars - fair, okay
1
6%
3 stars - good, recommend it
8
44%
4 stars - excellent, amazing
5
28%
 
Total votes: 18

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Re: Overall Rating and Opinion of "Prophase"

Post by TammyO » 26 Jan 2015, 12:25

I haven't read this book yet. I did download onto my kindle to read, however. Just reading all of different viewpoints on it makes me want to read it much sooner and voice an opinion. It does seem like an interesting story. I will share my thoughts when I am done reading..
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Post by angelbeats1 » 04 Feb 2015, 01:24

When I first heard of this book I thought it was about science because of the name prophase. Similar to anaphase and metaphase during mitosis and meiosis. However I am glad I picked this one up! At some parts it was a little slow, but then it got super interesting and I was compelled to finish reading it! Overall I would give this book a 3/4. It could have been a little more exciting, but still did its job in keeping me entertained.
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Post by scquarantillo » 12 Feb 2015, 23:25

I am almost done and I really am enjoying this read! I loved the plot and world building. The characters were grwat. Though this is not a book I would have picked out for myself, I am so glad I did! So far my rating is a 3 of 4 stars, but I will wait until the ending to post.

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Post by ejcogan » 19 Feb 2015, 23:42

ALynnPowers wrote:Overall, I agree with the original reviewer's rating (3 out of 4). It was pretty good, and I would recommend it, but I wouldn't say it was perfect. I especially loved the "colorfulness" of the book. I kind of felt like I was in the middle of some weird rainbow explosion for most of the book, especially when it got to bits about flying and jumping and whatnot. It was neat in a psychedelic way, but I couldn't handle too much of it at once.

My biggest "problem" with the book was not necessarily something wrong with the story... it was just something that personally gets to me because I actually have experience in this exact area. Minor SPOILER ALERT. Starting now.
Piper was adopted. Interesting. I am also adopted.
Piper's adopted mother died when she was young. Interesting. My adopted mother also died when I was (relatively) young.
Piper discovered her biological mother. Interesting. I also know who my biological mother is.
In a very brief period of time after the discovery of her biological parents, Piper began calling her biological mother "Mom."
It's such a tiny point in the story that I am sure no one else even paid attention to. But as someone who was adopted, raised by a certain woman who later died, yet knows her biological mother, I could tell you that this would never happen. Not in a million years. I know her; I even like her; I kind of look like her; she's a great person, but I will never refer to the woman who didn't raise me as "Mom." She didn't earn that title. That's not a name you just throw around. Anyway, I will hop down from my soapbox concerning that minor point. But because of my personal connection with this, it really bugged me while I was reading.

That is all.
I feel ya Alynn.

I loved the book though, as did my daughter and, between us both we rated it 4 stars. I guess it didn't bother me much that she called her biological mother "Mom". To each his own. For me it was "Dad" and believe me "Dad" is NOT what I would ever call him.
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Post by debo9967 » 23 Feb 2015, 08:03

The book was quite interesting and the story was quite different.
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Post by Stevefromtheblock » 05 Mar 2015, 08:38

Very interesting comments. Not really my cup of tea, but maybe I'll check it out.
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Post by Ryan » 14 Mar 2015, 20:14

Not my cup of tea either. I think I'll give this one a miss :)
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Post by Naval Aulakh » 09 Jul 2017, 06:44

"Prophase" is a very good book and I recommend it to the readers. I give it 3 out of 4 stars. I liked the review of this book and then I decided to read it and it was worth it.
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