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12 November 2008 @ 12:25 pm
All the Windwracked Stars  
Who has read All the Windwracked Stars? I've read it once, but, as is customary for me with Bear's books, there are still some things I'm confused about that might require more readings to figure out. I may actually have to take notes, or something. If anyone wants to have a spoilery chat about it in the comments, that would awesome.

Current Mood: thoughtful
punkrockhockeymompnkrokhockeymom on November 12th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
It's still sitting on the too-read pile. But once I'm through it we could chat! I'll keep you posted. Obviously if someone else pipes up first, then I'll just educate my own self when I'm through.
El. Almeda Masonalmeda on November 12th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
I have it out from the library, but haven't read it yet. :->
caulay on November 12th, 2008 08:18 pm (UTC)
I've finished it and would be willing to talk about it.
Mary Kay: booksmarykaykare on November 12th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'm about 2/3 of the way through. It's making me a little twitchy because it feels like it's the 3rd volume of a trilogy that I don't have the first 2 volumes of...

Annetxanne on November 13th, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)
I'm about 1/3 through it, and I think she did it on purpose.
Mary Kay: booksmarykaykare on November 13th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC)
If she did, I'm going to, um, speak sternly to her. Actually, I do intend to ask her about it and *why* she did it. What purpose does it serve, what does it accomplish that a more straightforward narrative could not? Because as much as I like Bear and her books, and as much as I also work non-linearly myself, I don't really enjoy this form of story telling. It hits all my "everyone else knows everything and I don't" buttons. Hard. Of course, dealing with my weird emotional problems is *my* responsibility, but in this case dealing with my weird emotional problems may mean being less inclusive in my Bear reading.

Also, it pulls me out of the story by having to try and figure out the back story and researching all manner of odd things in Wikipedia. Which is *crack* for someone with mild ADD and hyperfocus.

allburningallburningup on November 14th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
She has a few short stories in the same universe; perhaps you could track them down. Check her website for info. I think they do help with the background. And hopefully future novels in the universe will help too.
El. Almeda Masonalmeda on November 14th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
All epics start in the middle and eventually talk about the backstory several volumes later -- the eddas, Homer, etc. Which is I think what she was pastiching.