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Thousandth Night and Minla's Flowers by Alastair Reynolds
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Apr 27, 10

Read from April 24 to 27, 2010

Thousandth Night - I didn't enjoy this as much as 'House of Suns', the novel set in the same setting. The story is not really related to the novel, as the events here don't mesh with the events in the novel. I missed the 'comedy of manners' tone prevalent in the start of the novel, as well.

Minla's Flowers - very dark, even for Reynolds. How far would you go to save the world? Do you need to become a monster?

Overall, for a book designed for collectors, it's quite handsome, but as a read, not necessary.
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Reading Progress

04/24/2010 page 16
8.6%
04/26/2010 page 56
30.11% "'Thousandth Night' is the seed for 'House of Suns'. Having read that already, this story seems superfluous."
04/26/2010 page 102
54.84% "TN done. Sort of interesting, like comparing an artist's sketch to a finished painting."
04/27/2010 page 132
70.97% "Oh, steampunk."

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