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Memory by Lois McMaster Bujold
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really liked it
bookshelves: borrowed-gift, sci-fi

"Miles hits 30. 30 hits back."

This is the one line description of this book in the timeline, and honestly it's a much better summary than the one on the back of the book. The back of the book is deceptive, as it implies that you will be living Simon Illyan's memories, which is not true. This book is probably the most introspective of the Miles books I've read so far and, as a result, is also a slower paced book. That doesn't mean it wasn't engaging (I read it in about a day), it just means that it was very different from the books that have preceded it. It feels like the transition that it is, a transition from a reckless, careless, hyperactive Miles to a more grown-up version, who thinks about others (and himself) a bit more deeply. It changes him and makes him more aware of himself, something that he has been sorely lacking.

All in all, a very good book, if not exactly what was promised on the package :)

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Reading Progress

August 4, 2016 – Shelved
August 4, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
August 4, 2016 – Shelved as: borrowed-gift
August 20, 2016 – Started Reading
August 21, 2016 – Finished Reading
August 22, 2016 – Shelved as: sci-fi

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