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message 1: by Manny (new)

Manny (The four stars are the ones I would have given it at age ten, when I ought to have read it).


notgettingenough Manny wrote: "(The four stars are the ones I would have given it at age ten, when I ought to have read it)."

Goddamn that's a lot of stars. I thought three to begin with and then went down from there. But I have no idea what I would have thought of it at the right age, I didn't read sf at that time.


message 3: by Manny (new)

Manny Adult me is giving it three stars and telling it to be grateful for them. But as I said, I got here way too late.


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“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
― Madeleine L'Engle


message 5: by Aiden (new)

Aiden Heavilin I've always enjoyed how vague this book is. The details it chooses to fill in aren't the ones you'd expect.


message 6: by Manny (new)

Manny It's a very odd piece of writing. Whoever it was that accepted it for publication was a genius... easy to see why it was rejected 30 times. But despite everything, it works.


message 7: by Ms. Smartarse (last edited Feb 25, 2018 10:48PM) (new)

Ms. Smartarse You know, this review makes me feel both good, and bad about myself. I am now truly delighted that even the author (at least the one you imagine) found the book incoherent.

But I'm also very sad not to have seen beyond the words. Not that I ever do, in any circumstance. Still, based on the rating, so many children did...

Or is this one of those things, where you need your inner child to interpret? If that's the case, it's been reproached to me plenty of times, that I need to let my inner child go. Especially when it's time to manage things like finances. :P


message 8: by Manny (new)

Manny Ms. Smartarse wrote: "You know, this review makes me feel both good, and bad about myself. I am now truly delighted that even the author (at least the one you imagine) found the book incoherent.

But I'm also very sad n..."


Well, I must admit that I couldn't actually appreciate the beauty of the book first-hand. But my inner child swore on a stack of bibles that it was gorgeous and I better believe him or else.

So we negotiated a bit, and in the end we agreed on a deal we could both accept. I'm glad you liked it. And good point, I need to stop him from making any more financial decision. A timely reminder :)


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