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A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
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Sep 26, 2008

it was amazing
Read in February, 2009

I enjoyed this much, much more than Tigana. Where I felt the writing was a bit choppy in the beginning, either I got used to Kay's style or became so swept up in the story it didn't matter. I loved all the twists and turns the story took, the subtle discoveries of hidden agendas and politics, the world, the sociology of the people, gee I think I just loved it all! I particularly liked the sociology of the Arbonnais people with their love of music and the concept of "the court of love". I particularly enjoyed how good won out over evil in the end and the happy ending (yeah, I guess I'm just a romantic at heart) but even that happy ending took some fascinating twists and turns. Kay is such a marvelous storyteller! He is also a penultimate writer. There were so many times I would encounter anywhere from sentences to entire paragraphs or pages that I wanted to strike through with my yellow highlighter as spectacular examples of beautiful prose. I know it's early in the year, but this is the best book I've read this year!
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Jeanne I'm thinking maybe Tigana is just not a good "first read" where this author is concerned. Once I got swept up in Arbonne, I couldn't put it down and spent way too many nights up past my bedtime because of it. I completely fell in love with the characters and became far too invested in them to stop.

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