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The Bent Sword by Stephen Gashler
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Jul 31, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: first-reads, 2010, owned
Read in September, 2010 , read count: 1

Hmmm...Where to begin. Firstly, I love that the chapter numbers are all out of whack, and that the story is so clearly an instance of the author writing for his own joy. It is well written and, though I do not care for the style the book was written in, it managed to engage me pretty well. My favorite part was when Steffen would tell Porkatha that he might not win and she responded that he didn't have to. That seems so authentic. We don't always have to win, we just have to try.

Negatives would be that I think the religion was a touch to strong, and that it is so satirical.

It is a thinking book, remarkably enough, not a fluff book. It seems like there are a hundred hidden messages and everything really stands for something else. If you enjoyed Hitchhiker's Guide and don't mind a lot of religion in your books, I recommend this book.
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