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The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss
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Oct 18, 2009

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Read in October, 2009

I had a hard time getting into this one, and all the esperanto thrown in didn't make it any easier. As soon as I got in the groove with one character, she'd switch and I'd have to really work to get back into the book. However, the last two chapters made it all worthwhile, especially the last chapter. It was so lyrical and evocative with the way she wove descriptions of the planet into the way it affected the culture and this character in particular. I loved that part.

I also got a kick out of learning about the Quaker way of solving problems. The ultimate in democracy, their decision-making process was incredibly time consuming and yet so wonderfully contemplative and intentional. For that reason alone I'm really glad I read this book.

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