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Aurorarama by Jean-Christophe Valtat
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Apr 30, 12

it was amazing
bookshelves: 21st-century, arctic, kindle-ebooks, science-fiction, steampunk, read-in-2012
Read from April 23 to 30, 2012

This is the book a Victorian polar explorer would have dreamed by his whale lamp, the sled dogs snoring and farting, as a time traveler from the 60s with copies of 1984 and Brave New World tucked under his arm whispered in his ear, barely heard over the crack of the ice. I found it poetic and mysterious, seen through a veil of velvet and steam. A beautiful tale sung by the Polar Kangaroo that echoes in the oddest places.

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