The ship had died, the three people he had come to love most had died with it to prevent the epidemic he had probably just begun. He should have died with them.

Octavia Butler, Clay’s Ark

So I actually finished this book yesterday–the same day I started it, actually, since I tore right through it. But I haven’t started a new one yet. These sentences come from the beginning part of the book, which is the third in Octavia Butler’s Patternist series but could stand alone as its own novel. There was nothing in the previous books that you “need” to know in order for this story to make sense.

Teaser Tuesday is a book meme hosted at A Daily Rhythm

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