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.