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Floating Worlds by Cecelia Holland
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Nov 16, 2009

it was ok

Incredibly obscure book, tracked down and read because it was an incredibly obscure book. Sadly, it's about as readable as the Worm Ouroborus. Leaving aside the style and aversion to using proper nouns, it's incredibly frustrating to read because it jumps around so much.

There is no exposition, repeat, no exposition. There are no periods where the characters discuss their options, or even work out where they are and what they're doing there. It's simply assumed that you know how this world works, and no attempt is made to explain it to you.

That's great on one level, because it's exciting and they're moving and everyone seems very decisive and intelligent. It's only when you put the book down that you realize you have no idea what just happened, except that it was fast and there was a lot of it.
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