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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch, #1)
Tom Merritt's review
Oct 23, 2013
This book started for me as a fascinating challenge in perspective shifting both with the change of personal pronouns and the multiple segment personality of the ship both when complete and when torn as Breq. Left there it would hVe been a good and fascinating story. But Ms. Leckie did not rest on that laurel. By the end of the book I was surprised to learn that not only had my brain been well accustomed to accepting 'she' as irrelevant to the gender of a subject, but I was enjoying a rich and satisfying science fiction story of intrigue, and depth. This is without a doubt the best thing I've read all year and overhead some very excellent things.
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October 23, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
October 23, 2013 – Shelved
October 26, 2013 – Started Reading
November 24, 2013 – Finished Reading
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message 1: by LegalKimchi (new) - added it
Oct 27, 2013 08:27AM
you are cheating. reading the book ahead of time. FOR SHAME GOOD SIR... FOR SHAME!!!!!
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message 2: by Tamahome (new) - rated it 3 stars
message 3: by Eric (new) - rated it 5 stars
I couldn't agree more, Tom. I finally read this and was about to post a review when I saw you pointed out the same things regarding pronouns and the various perspectives. Tip o' the hat, sir. I'll look forward to Leckie's next in the series this October.