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Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld
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May 26, 2011

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bookshelves: steampunk, own-book, series-read, nbrc-pewter-blue, setting-turkey, alternate-history, author-american, color-green
Read from May 07 to 08, 2013

Another fun installment in the Leviathan Series!

As if I wasn't already enamored with Westerfeld's alternate history of World War I, this book gave me more reasons to be. There are more Darwinist fabricated creatures, more Clanker creations, and a beautiful rendition of Istanbul that showcases the melting pot of cultures that were present there during WWI.

New characters Zavven, Lilit and Nene who lead the CUP in Westerfeld's novel add a great deal of heart to the book. Dr. Barlow's "perspicacious loris," a new fabricated creature made to be, well, perspicacious (which is a word I definitely plan to use in my daily vocabulary now) is both adorable and mysteriously creepy all at the same time. Now if only we knew what Dr. Barlow's plan for the war is...

Onward to Goliath!

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