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Glasshouse by Charles Stross
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Nov 17, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: sf_fantasy
Recommended to Chessa by: my husband
Recommended for: fans of Kiln People
Read in November, 2009 , read count: 1

Wow, what an intense book! I kind of felt like my head would explode while reading it.

I found myself frustrated at times by my total lack of contextual information - the book takes place so far into the future that society looks nothing at all like it does in its current state - and that's discombobulating. ;) I felt frustrated that I couldn't really "see" what was happening, because I had no clue what was going on, particularly in the beginning. It does become more clear over the course of the book, and by the end its *almost* imaginable in my tiny little imagination.

But this is a complicated book, not a light read. Layers upon layers of plot and mystery...good stuff, but it took some serious brain power for me to read, particularly in the beginning. The middle-end are so exciting and there is a lot of momentum built by then. So if you're having trouble in the beginning, stick it out because it's worth the ride.

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