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Rude Mechanicals by Kage Baker
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Mar 30, 12

Read from March 28 to 30, 2012

Read this very short work in almost no time. It features cyborgs Facilitator Joseph and Preserver Lewis in a tale which gives no hint of the drama awaiting them in the later Company novels. It was a lightweight farce based on a live Hollywood performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The details of the story do not impact at all on any other Company novel. It was entertaining and breezy. My only real complaint is that the two cyborgs seem mortally afraid of being caught by mortals skulking around in search of a jewel. But that can be explained (although it wasn't) by the built in fear of injury, etc. that affect all of Dr. Zeus' creations. On the plus side, we get to see some indication of Ms. Baker's affinity for the classics, even one that is parodied.


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