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mayhap

I read compulsively, eclectically and fannishly.

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Quand un roi perd la France (Les rois maudits, #7)
Maurice Druon
Antigones
George Steiner
The Captive & The Fugitive
Marcel Proust, C.K. Scott Moncrieff, Terence Kilmartin, D.J. Enright
Lincoln's Dreams - Connie Willis I can imagine that if I could go back and read this book, fresh, when it was published in 1987, that it might be a breath of fresh air; a revelation, even. The blurbs from people that I respect attest that this might well have been the case.

As it stands, though, I am reading it now, and not only has this story been done better, more convincingly, in a way that leads you to its central conceit so artfully that not only do you buy it, but you feel like you had a hand in discovering it, it has been done by Connie Willis herself, so I don't feel so bad about saying that this book is simply not very good.

I unrecommend reading it for its own sake, although for a compare and contrast between and early and a mature work by the same author on the same theme it's fascinating material.