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The Map of the Sky by Félix J. Palma
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Aug 20, 2012

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bookshelves: arc, 2012, translation
Read from August 23 to September 21, 2012

It had its moments. There was a strange turn of narration in the first section of the story (the Annawan bit) that paid off in a cute way later. But there was a lot that felt hollow and unfinished for how long the book was. The writing style is very interactive -- narrator talking to the reader like an old-style novel, which I didn't expect. Didn't hate, just didn't expect it. And the plot jumps around a lot -- in time, in place, in point of view. It made the book feel longer, I think.

On another note, this doesn't seem to be pushed as a sequel to The Map of Time, but it's very related. There were scads of times when the characters made references to the events of the other book -- blatantly and 'mysteriously' enough that I thought they would be revealed in this one. No such revelation took place, but I'm still fairly positive the hints were dropped heavily enough that I got it. I see your winking, narrator. Don't need to read another 600 page book to figure those mysteries out.

Note: Received this as a giveaway through Shelf Awareness.

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