Review: A Psalm for the Wild-built

A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers

Never have it ever read such a cozy sci-fi book! Some folks in book club said A Psalm for the Wild-built by Becky Chambers felt like a warm hug, and others said it was similar to the feels you get watching a Pixar movie. I agree with both sentiments!

In A Psalm for the Wild-built we have Dex, a tea monk trying to find purpose in their life. They are generally happy, have had a good life, but often feel like something is missing. In order to find answers, they set out to find and visit an old monastery in the woods. During this journey they find Mosscap, one of the fabled robots who hasn’t been seen in centuries. Together, they set out to help each other through both physical and philosophical journeys.

A Psalm for the Wild-Built had such incredible world building. It’s technically a novella, and packed in centuries of history, the relationships between humans and robots, religious societies, and new cultural practices that humans followed. Some aspects of it reminded me of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and I was completely blown away when it’s revealed to take place on a moon🌙

If you’ve ever felt lost or empty, this book will give you a hug, and remind you that no matter what, you’re wonderful. It packs such a huge punch, and explores feelings, ideologies, and our relationships in such a deep, personal way, while also maintaining a casual, accessible tone. I absolutely LOVED this book, and can’t wait for more in the series🖤

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