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The Great Night by Chris Adrian
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Sep 16, 2011

liked it

I liked the concept of this book: a retelling of Midsummer Night's Dream where mortals are trapped in a park in San Francisco facing destruction by the unleashing of a malevolent force. The writing allowed me to see the story in my head. I loved the backstory of Oberon, Titania and Boy, which reflected the author's background in pediatric oncology.

What I didn't like was that this story was just too darn hard to follow. I couldn't keep all the backstories of the mortals straight, and those backstories kept morphing in interesting yet confusing ways. I ended up really speeding through the rest of the book because I didn't care that much about how it ended.

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