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Gods Without Men by Hari Kunzru
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May 10, 2012

really liked it
Read in July, 2012

This is a grand book, with multiple character perspectives, timelines (centuries!) and locations, but centering mostly around the Mojave Desert. (Grand!) After just 1 read, I'm not sure I can appropriately or adequately review the plot. The story requires the reader's trust; normally (and even moreso as my media-addled attention span deteriorates) I like a book that reveals itself clearly and wraps itself up neatly. Here you need to trust Kunzru, but there will be a lot left for discussion. I didn't mind.

The language construction is so so so beautiful -- I had to keep a dictionary handy -- that I was more than happy to trust and didn't mind the loose ends and ambiguity. I was happy with the book's ending (how did he choose how/where to end?!) and knew this book deserves a 2nd read.


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