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Leviathan Wept and Other Stories by Daniel Abraham
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Sep 01, 10

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Read from August 24 to September 01, 2010

This is the best short story collection I've read in a long time. The title story is my favorite for its rich layering of ideas and characters, and the possibilities of human interconnectedness. Others that particularly stand out for me are: the disturbing "Flat Diane;" "The Best Monkey," which looks at human instincts and the limitations they may give us; and "Exclusion," a story about the consequences of taking the easy way out of conflicts. Each story is its own mix of insight, believable characters, and ideas that stick with me, and they're all very good. It's a collection to linger over and revisit. I checked it out of the library, but I will buy my own copy to keep.
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