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Winterlong by Elizabeth Hand
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Feb 21, 2011

it was ok
Read from February 07 to 21, 2011

Hand has a powerful command of prose, but her characters, plot, and underdeveloped setting leave much to be desired. For me, this was a classic case of "good idea executed poorly." I picked Winterlong up at a used bookstore because of a combination of three things: a cool cover, a cool title, and an interesting back blurb.

It's books like these that I wish I didn't feel compelled to finish reading everything I start. About 100 pages through I knew it wasn't for me, but I kept pushing through. It was a bit torturous at times, but I'm done now. Sorry Ms. Hand, but from now on, in my world, your books will be remaining on the shelf.
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