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The Clouds Beneath the Sun by Mackenzie Ford
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May 22, 11

really liked it
Read in April, 2011

Loved it. Fascinating story about a slightly naive scientist who goes off to Africa on an archeology dig. I felt like the book stretched my horizons, I'd never read anything about this part of science and Africa. The characters were all very real and very human, with strenghts and weaknesses. The moral and ethical questions raised were intriguing.

There were some flaws but not enough to deter from my enjoyment. I do have a bone to pick about the ending: I felt like the book had gone on and on and on establishing Natalie, her background and history and struggles, and then just to dash all of these against a giant rock (literally) I mean come on. Here we are, going through this arc with the character, basically living her day-to-day life with her and reliving the past, and ... the author just drops the readers off a cliff. Not happy. But up till the ending, loved it.

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