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Shine Shine Shine by Lydia Netzer
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Aug 16, 12

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Read on August 13, 2012

SHINE SHINE SHINE by Lydia Netzer is so many things all at once that it is impossible to know where to begin. It is a science-fiction novel. It is a romance of epic proportions. It is a master work of literary fiction. Hell I'm sure in some circles it may even be called "chick-lit." One thing it certainly is not is boring. Netzer's first novel is an astounding achievement made by a Homeric story-teller who is also a master wordsmith.

The novel itself is about a man, Maxon Mann, who is on a NASA mission to colonize the moon with robots and his wife, Sunny Mann, who lives a false life as a "normal" mom. It is their love story, their story of redemption, and their commentary on what is normal and what is not.

The ultimate compliment I feel that you can give a writer is for their work to be included in those freshman anthologies English departments make students buy in order to graduate from college. Netzer's novel is one that surely will be taught and read for many years to come.
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Jason Nice review. Reading it now. Having a bit of a hard time falling into the story line


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