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New Amsterdam by Elizabeth Bear
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Mar 23, 2009

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Read in March, 2009 , read count: 2

This is one of those rather peculiar books that I feel I ought to adore, and actually only mildly like--distressingly much of Elizabeth Bear is like that for me, where it just never quite makes the jump into deep passion. Abigail Irene is a fabulous character, and Sebastian and Jack are at least unconventional, and the world-building is comprehensive and well done, and I just never quite manage to break through into love for the book. I like it well enough to have read it, and re-read it in preparation for the sequel, and I just...don't quite love it.
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