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The Graveyard Game by Kage Baker
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it was amazing
bookshelves: science-fiction

Pacing continues to be a bit bewildering but also totally in accord with what I want to see next (vs. what might seem more measured, perhaps?).

This series strikes a similar chord in me as Lev Grossman's Magicians books, with fantasy/scifi material delving into something shockingly realistic, perhaps all the more striking for being present in scifi/fantasy—often the primary genre for getting around it: the probable lack of guidance/central power/overarching plan. (Not in the writer, but in the book's universe.) There's more of that in the Company than the Magicians, but I think it's the realization of fallibility, changeability, and limited vision that is so… in a way, terrifying, in a way, real. Even in worlds with magic or so-far-nonexistant technology, people are still people, reality is still chaotic, and there may be no definite Big Good or Big Bad to give a sense of purpose or structure or ennoblement to the never-ending conflict of living.


Reread 8-17-15.

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Reading Progress

November 1, 2013 – Started Reading
November 1, 2013 – Shelved
November 5, 2013 – Shelved as: science-fiction
November 5, 2013 – Finished Reading

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