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Ha'penny by Jo Walton
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really liked it
bookshelves: litlit, candy, sff, x1000

Solid story, and I like something in her writing, some kind of deceptive simplicity, that works so well for this topic. My worry in the first book was that she wouldn't justify the invocation of fascism - I think there are many books set in the WWII era that use the setting merely as a plot device, which is vile. But Walton builds slowly to show the gradual normalization of terrifying things, and all of that combines to find new ways to pierce perception and promote insight. I don't know, I guess I'm saying this might get through to someone who hasn't figured it out yet, and if one more person learns to stand up to fascism, then it's worth it.
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Reading Progress

October 1, 2016 – Shelved
October 1, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
January 28, 2017 – Started Reading
January 31, 2017 – Finished Reading
February 2, 2017 – Shelved as: litlit
February 2, 2017 – Shelved as: candy
February 2, 2017 – Shelved as: sff
May 11, 2018 – Shelved as: x1000

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