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The Astral by Kate Christensen
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Sep 27, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: 2011-reads
Read from September 27 to 30, 2011

I liked the voice: urbane, contemporary, perspicacious. Christiansen is so good with language and voice. One doesn't have to agree with/approve of everything a character says and does: fiction is a dialogue and journey with another human being, right? (Or more than one if including the author herself). Christiansen writes a male protagonist and the meta-effects of that were like being inside of the mind of a woman seeing a man's view of the female mind. So the insights were sometimes hilariously wry ("I understand it's something women enjoy . . ."). Alas, I'm not explaining it very well. Insightful, sharp, funny, droll.

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Holly After a night's sleep I've decided to add another star (i.e., I really liked it).

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