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The Running of the Bulls

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There's what we know...and what we assume.

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ebook, 32 pages
Published March 27th 2013 by Tor Books
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Derek (Guilty of thoughtcrime)
An interesting Hemingway-ish story about an Englishman (who isn't either English or a man), in a Europe that isn't Europe, going with his friends (who aren't, really) to Pamplona (ditto) to see the running of the bulls - which are of course, not bulls.

About the only things in the tale that are what they seem are the trout (I think) and the rat (I'm sure).

I loved the cage abstractness of this tale. It allows itself to be read without assuming you know everything that's going on, and throwing in just the right number of details, like feathers on the bulls or tails in the people, to spark the reader's attention. Another strength is how developed the characters felt, although some more back story would have been beneficial.

The main point, however, is that the clever ideas which appeared throughout, the abstract thought about the definition of words
Muhammad Hosain Abdollahi Sabet
والا چه عرض کنم. من ترتلدوو رو به آلترنیتیو هیستوریاش میشناسم. انتظار بیش از این داشتم ازش. به نظرم داستان زوائد زیاد داشت. شاید بشه گفت نصفش زیادی بود، بدون این که در روند و تأثیرگذاری داستان پیش بره. و خب این طوری آدم میخوره تو ذوقش. وقتی داستان تموم شد، هرچند یه گره از ابتداش رو باز کرد، اما به کلی از اون فضا دور شده بود. گرهی که در بدنه داستان اجرایی نداشت و از اهمیت افتاده بود. خیلی آروم پیش رفت و انرژی چندانی نداشت در کل. در نتیجه من خواننده، با همون بی میلی داستان رو تموم کردم که از میانه ...more
Pat Turner
I never cared much for Hemingway, but this mash-up works surprisingly well. Of course it's alternate history.
Turtledove really pulled me in with this one. Makes one think I need to read more Hemingway.
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