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Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
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Nov 22, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: young-adult-childrens, science-fiction, audio-books, steampunk, alternative-history
Read in November, 2009 , read count: 1

Not at all what I expected from Westerfeld. This sort of steam-punk version of the start of World War I was OK but I didn't find it all that involving. There was maybe too much to buy into with the "clankers" vs the "Darwinists" and the weird technology on both sides. I liked Deryn's story (the girl who pretends to be a boy to join the British Air Corps) rather more than Alex's ( the Austrian archduke's son) side of the tale. And just when it started to actually go somewhere the book ended abruptly with a "to be continued in book 2"!

Listened to the audio book read by Alan Cumming who was very good, especially with the accents.

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