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Among Others by Jo Walton
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Dec 08, 2011

bookshelves: fairy-tale, author-female, female-protagonist, wales, britain, europe, books, fantasy, you-cant-choose-your-family, you-can-choose-your-friends
Read from December 08 to 09, 2011

Difficult for me not to compare with Ready Player One, though I suppose neither book really deserves it.

Predictably, I like Among Others much more. Part is that it's more relevant to my experience - books and libraries rather than games and arcades, British rather than American - but part is the attitude towards all that stuff that you read and see as an adolescent geek. In RPO, its an escape, a retreat, a thing to hide from the world in. AO has that too, but it also about how reading - and reading genre, at that - is an engagement with the world. How books shape your intellectual landscape and become a tool for a more complex understanding of the real world.

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12/08/2011 "This is like the antidote to Ready Player One."

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