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Shriek: An Afterword (Ambergris, #2)
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SHRIEK & FINCH by J VanderMeer > Shriek: an Afterword: From start of Chap. 5 to end of Chap. 10

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Traveller (moontravlr) | 2524 comments Mod
Hello people, I would like to request that we restrict untagged comments to up to chapter 8 for the first few posts of the thread, please, so that members can post as they go along w/out fear of coming up against spoilers.

Sorry for the bother, but let's tag spoilers that fall more or less after Chapter 8.

I've started yet another thread for Part 2 here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

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Traveller (moontravlr) | 2524 comments Mod
Sadly, I'm finding it to be boring and self-indulgent waffling at this stage. Not nearly as good as his short stories. :(

Maybe it's just me...

I loved the bit about the golden threads and the bit about the machine, but then there seems to be a lot of aimless meandering after that.

Amy (Other Amy) | 715 comments Mod
Aw, bummer. I haven't gotten there yet; I got sucked into a different obsession. Determined to finish this this weekend though.

Traveller (moontravlr) | 2524 comments Mod
What did I do? You’ll find out soon enough. Jump pages. Jump time. Skip through the rest as if it were a park pathway on a Sunday afternoon, and you eager to feed the ducks at the far end, in Voss Bender Memorial Square. But I haven’t written the path yet, and you’d get lost without it—and, paper cuts aside, I’ll find ways to make you wait.

Yeah, yeah, Janice Shriek/Jeff Vandermeer, by now I know that you will. *yawn*

Traveller (moontravlr) | 2524 comments Mod
Okay, looks like the boring bit was luckily only for a short while. After (view spoiler) things pick up again, even though it's pretty bleak stuff...

Amy (Other Amy) | 715 comments Mod
Oh, excellent to hear. My determination came to naught, but I am almost finished with my other obsession and hoping to get back into this ASAP. (I'll PM you on the other thing.)

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Traveller (moontravlr) | 2524 comments Mod
Sure, Amy, I fully understand. I think we all tend to be a bit overoptimistic about the amount of time we have available for our various projects. :)

Amy (Other Amy) | 715 comments Mod
Finally got some uninterrupted time to read and finished the first part tonight. Not much to say in response; I continue to love these characters and I continue to be driven to distraction by Janice's spiral around the story. I am fascinated with the hints she and Duncan have dropped but I am well ready for more than hints.

(view spoiler)

And can we please get to this Shift thing, already?

Pressing on...

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Traveller (moontravlr) | 2524 comments Mod
Phew, lots of fireworks eventually in this part.

Hmm I'm actually looking for the thread about the first part of part 2, although I want to come back and comment on this thread as well.

Next thread here : https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

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