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The Game by Diana Wynne Jones
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May 25, 2010

liked it
bookshelves: junior-mints, 2010read, pixy-stix
Recommended to Susan by: Helen
Recommended for: fans of greek mythology, fantasy

Sometimes I like Diana Wynne Jones, sometimes I don't. I have a feeling it has something to do with the depth of the fantasy world portrayed in the particular book. For example, Fire & Hemlock is one of my favorite novels ever and I consider it to be light on the fantasy, more magic realism than anything. This one was too heavy on the fantasy for me. Many of the scenes, especially all the traveling on "strands" was very difficult for me to picture, and I found it a bit boring. There was also a whole lot of backstory for such a slim volume. While I admire the attempt to weave Greek mythology into the story, I found it a bit heavy-handed and not quite successful, especially when she proceeded to explain how it all connected at the very end. Also, the book simply wasn't long enough to delve into this alternate world. Still well-written though, as always.

Grade: B-

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Reading Progress

May 25, 2010 – Started Reading
May 25, 2010 – Shelved
May 25, 2010 – Shelved as: junior-mints
May 26, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010read
May 26, 2010 – Finished Reading
November 19, 2017 – Shelved as: pixy-stix

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