by Antonya Nelson

It took a force of will to get through the first 45 or so pages of this book but once I did I was pleasantly surprised with the depth and breadth of character that Nelson was able to portray.  Does that cancel out that I had to read the jacket inset to figure out what was going on?  Hmm, still pondering on that one.  Either way, I really like the way she writes... after that initial hump.  I only wish she had hooked me in better.  I wanted to sink into this one - I mean, who wouldn't?  The title is pretty catchy.  But, when it comes down to the end, I enjoyed her tale and was glad it didn't veer off onto the many paths that it could have.  Kept me wondering what was up her sleeve.  Nice.

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