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The Great Night by Chris Adrian
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Jun 27, 2011

it was ok
Read from June 14 to 27, 2011

To my mind, The Great Night is a mix of genius and insanity, but unfortunately the scales tip over too far into madness. Adrian has the potential to be a mindblowingly great writer, but this book is just too much. I loved the back stories of the three lost characters in the park, and Titania and Oberon's loss of their Boy, but ultimately the fairie stuff was too hard to follow and at times just too darn annoying and distracting. The references to Shakespeare are nicely done, and the characters' interconnections interesting, but the whole story is so cluttered and dense that its impact is lost. Adrian has so much to say that he uses too many words. I would read another book by him and hope for better editing.
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