Donna Radcliff's Reviews > Embassytown

Embassytown by China Miéville
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May 26, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: bookclub, books-i-have-utterly-given-up-on

First off, pure science fiction is not my medium. I have great difficulty with abstract ideas (I was 45 before I passed algebra). I have never read anything more abstract than this in my life. I understood certain things about it, like the power of language and communication and how everything is lost without. And certain parts of the story were intriguing. I tried just to read the Latterly chapters, but that got me nowhere. I skipped to the end and was still lost. Maybe I'm a simile for the whole story, like Avice. Tomorrow's BookClub will be very interesting.

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Reading Progress

May 26, 2011 – Shelved
May 26, 2011 – Shelved as: bookclub
June 15, 2011 – Started Reading
June 15, 2011 –
page 32
9.28% "Yes, I'd actually rather be reading Middlemarch. My goal is to read 35 pages a day, that should get it finshed by BookClub day....didn't quite make it day 1"
June 15, 2011 –
page 45
13.04% "Oh, really, I don't know if I can do this! " tranverse the immer out of sopor...." ??! or "..adrift at excruciating sublux pace"....this is just a book with made-up words"
June 18, 2011 –
page 60
17.39% "I finally figured what this book is about, confirmed by Nathan(who has read and liked it). Doesn't make it any easier to read, but clever by the author."
June 22, 2011 – Shelved as: books-i-have-utterly-given-up-on
June 23, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Melissa OK....SOOOO...If this were a required read...I'd hate reading for ever....

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