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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
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bookshelves: science-fiction, bibliogoth

I liked the book quite a bit. Was initially confused about several aspects of the narration -which I think was intentional: the vague situation regarding the nature of the first person narrator (which does eventually become clear) and the gender of the various characters, which is never quite defined -you do get used to this. I had more difficulty with the characterisation -I seldom felt these were believably real, living people, only in most cases just devices to move the story forward.

The world in which the story is set feels a lot like Iain Banks' The Culture gone very, very wrong (this needn't be a bad thing, mind).
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Started Reading
July 5, 2015 – Finished Reading
July 13, 2015 – Shelved
July 13, 2015 – Shelved as: science-fiction
July 13, 2015 – Shelved as: bibliogoth

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Egle I'm about to re-read this for a book club, and I saw your comment about gender of the characters. That's the point of the book - you can't tell what anyone's gender is, because it's not important. Radchai treat it as irrelevant. I think the book cleverly exposes our compulsion to categorise.


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