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This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel
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it was amazing
bookshelves: listened-to-audiobook

I listened to this in the car on my daily commute, and I could not get enough of it. I had to laugh at myself for how many times I whispered, "Nooooo!" in disappointment or "What?" in horror at a plot twist. I was so sucked into this one, and I'm not usually a huge fantasy/paranormal fan. Yes, parts of the story are unbelievable, but almost all of them are explainable in the context of the setting and time period, I think. And yes, there are a few anachronisms (the coelacanth annoyed me), but the complex plot and believable, sympathetic characters made it all worthwhile. I also loved the intersection of Medieval medicine and modern medicine, and the conflict between religion and medicine. I can't wait to read more about Victor's adventures in the second installment!

(I hope the movie version ends up being worthwhile! There were so many cinematic moments that made me think, "I hope this gets turned into a movie!")

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Reading Progress

January 3, 2014 – Shelved
January 3, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
January 15, 2014 – Started Reading
January 15, 2014 – Shelved as: listened-to-audiobook
January 24, 2014 – Finished Reading

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