Oct. 1st, 2013

liv: Bookshelf labelled: Caution. Hungry bookworm (bookies)
Author: Sofia Samatar

Details: (c) 2013 Sofia Samatar; Pub 2013 Small Beer Press; ISBN 978-1-931520-77-5

Verdict: A stranger in Olondria is a fascinatingly original take on hero quest fantasy.

Reasons for reading it: Mainly because Jo Walton listed it as one of the decade's most exciting works of fantasy. It's Abigail Nussbaum's review that convinced me to bring the book up to the top of my to-read pile.

How it came into my hands: I went on a spree buying stuff to put on my e-reader for when I was travelling to Canada and I can't remember which store exactly sold me aSiO.

detailed review )

I'm certainly convinced that aSiO is really innovative in genre. I didn't absolutely adore all of it, but it's a very strongly written book.

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Miscellaneous. Eclectic. Random. Perhaps markedly literate, or at least suffering from the compulsion to read any text that presents itself, including cereal boxes.

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