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Winter's End by Jean-Claude Mourlevat
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Feb 25, 11

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Read in March, 2010

This story uses an old plot-line (power versus people) with no novel variation. The characters' actions are inconsistent with the storyline. I liked that music was the linchpin of the Resistance, the strong and independent consolers (women), paths crossed throughout the story, and that the Phalange equals barbarians. What I didn't like: Phalange actions were inconsistent throughout story, the dog-men (???), the many caricatured characters like the Tank, Skeleton, Mills; Helen goes back for Paula then doesn't stay in contact with her?; The Games going on while the revolt is underway?

I found the sacrificial death ending pathetic and the epilogue maudlin.
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