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Stretto (Marq’ssan Cycle #5)

4.47 of 5 stars 4.47  ·  rating details  ·  19 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Stretto, the grand finale of the Marq'ssan Cycle, weaves together the major threads of the Marq'ssan story and encourages readers, as Joan Haran says, "to write beyond the ending." The novel, like the series as a whole, inquires Whose world is it? and shows several possible ways of answering the question through the respective perceptions and perspectives of the novel's fi ...more
Paperback, 463 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Aqueduct Press
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(7/10) The long Marq'ssan Cycle concludes with the fifth book, Stretto, although perhaps concludes is the wrong word. Like previous books, instead of coming to an epic climax, Stretto kind of just stops, with an afterword urging readers to "write beyond the ending". This could be seen as a cop-out, and it kind of is, but over the course of the series Duchamp has clearly shifted the focus of the books from earth-shaking political events to the interpersonal relationships and personal traumas of t ...more
One of these days I will read this book all the way through without skipping POV's, but Alexandra Sedgewick's story is so incredibly compelling, it swallows me whole. Monstrous person that she is, the forces that shaped and twisted her even more so, you can't help but sympathize. And it is oh-so-delicious to see Elizabeth Weatherall get undone. The author's note at the end said that she started to have nightmares about finding Elizabeth in her living room - I can relate. Elizabeth is hands down ...more
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L. Timmel Duchamp was born in 1950, the first child of three. Duchamp first began writing fiction in a library carrel at the University of Illinois in 1979, for a joke. But the joke took on a life of its own and soon turned into a satirical roman a clef in the form of a murder mystery titled "The Reality Principle." When she finished it, she allowed the novel to circulate via photocopies, and it ...more
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