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The Affinity Bridge by George Mann
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Feb 25, 2010

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bookshelves: steampunk, whodunit

This wasn't a bad little story. It moved along at a fair pace, it had some interesting characterizations - and I love anachronistic female characters - and the mystery wasn't entirely obvious, though it was hardly surprising, either.

I figured it out the first time Veronica visited her sister, and I was kind of annoyed that she didn't.

I was going to bump this up to a 3 1/2 stars, but then came the part with the impossibly unstoppable man.

Ok - here be some spoilers


So, our hero gets himself injured, then stitched up and mended, but still, ya know, injured. Then he ends up doing much derring-do, with constant references to occassional stitches popping - and I was distracted by the whole heroics by the fact that I kept thinking this was a bit beyond the realm of believability.

Then the moment happens where his stitches finally do pop entirely, he as blood streaming down his body - again - and, yet, he still manages to help land the zepplin, half drag an unconscious body to the banks, and only then passes out...

I just couldn't get into the action of it because I kept thinking how absurd it was.


I might continue the series. It did have some nice steampunk elements, and the characters were interesting enough - and I'm curious about Amelia and also the little 'twist' at the end. So I guess we'll see.
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Reading Progress

February 25, 2010 – Shelved
June 24, 2010 – Started Reading
June 24, 2010 –
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June 26, 2010 – Finished Reading

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