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The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
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really liked it
bookshelves: audiobooks, sword-and-laser-picks

This was May's selection for The Sword and Laser.

A very enjoyable read or - in this case - listen, since I went with the Audiobook edition.

Very much a book driven by the characters and their relationships rather than any major plot. A sort of fly on the wall / reality TV look at life on a working starship. There are larger events afoot, but the crew of the Wayfarer don't really influence them, they just get caught up in them.

If you want to look for a deeper meaning to the book, there's a message of practicing acceptance for other people's way of life and for unconventional relationships, but mostly it was just about passing time with the crew and enjoying their friendships vicariously.

Loses a star for a few story elements that weren't followed through on properly - questionable actions failing to have appropriate consequences, or long-running sources of tension being dismissed as trivia in seemingly a matter of moments.
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Reading Progress

April 26, 2017 – Shelved
April 26, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 4, 2017 – Started Reading
May 4, 2017 – Shelved as: audiobooks
May 4, 2017 – Shelved as: sword-and-laser-picks
May 5, 2017 –
25.0%
May 10, 2017 –
50.0%
May 15, 2017 –
75.0%
May 17, 2017 – Finished Reading

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