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Down to the Bone by Justina Robson
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Oct 01, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: angels-demons, elves-fae, science-fiction, romance, read-in-2011, mythology, paranormal, magic-users
Read from September 30 to October 01, 2011

I really wanted to like it, especially as the culmination of a five book series. But it kept getting more and more confusing. It was so long and each revelation just confused me more instead of being a cool ah-ha moment. As usual, there was way more tell me than show me, but it was really out of control this time, with long philosophical discussions both of real-world philosophy and issues specific to the story. it was just was too long and most of all, way too confusing. By the end I didn't care about the reveals I just wanted to find out what happened and finish so I could move on to something more fun. Which is a shame, because I still like Lila and a lot of the elements. But the emotional nature of the characters never really manifested in any of the books so when the plot failed too she really lost me.
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Reading Progress

09/29 page 1
0.29% "Always weird starting the final book in a series, exciting and sad."
09/30 page 72
20.93% "Uh oh, Teaz broke up with Lila and Zal. I think they'll get back together by the end, I think these 3 belong together."
09/30 page 95
27.62% ""I don't know how to go on. I don't know what to do. Or why," she said. "Welcome to the club," he said. "I find if you just keep breathing and deal with it one minute at a time, that's usually enough.""
06/23 marked as: read

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