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07:17 pm: Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and illustrated by Keith Thompson

There are illos throughout the book and I really enjoyed looking for Thompson's cartouche.

Okay, more about the book. It's YA, has big letters and tons of space between the lines to stretch it out. It isn't even a real book because it doesn't end, you'll have to read the next book to find out more. There's a lot of uninteresting additional matter that if you pulled it would let you bring this "book" down to the size of a part of a book and get all of them in one.

The characters are vague and implausible. The IDs between the warring parts (alternate WWI) are Clankers -- machines, and Darwinists -- biogenics. The thing is, biogenics is making new things while the machines are just like, well, machines.

We had one person in the group who really liked the writing -- he said it was "lucid." The rest of us generally disliked at least one thing and then agreed with things of others.

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From:kgbooklog
Date:January 17th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
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I liked it. A quote from xiphias:

"If the characters had any sort of personalities, it would detract from THE FLYING STEAMPUNK WHALE WITH BATS THAT CRAP FLECHETTES."
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 17th, 2011 11:15 pm (UTC)
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LOL Yeah, the flechettes was one of the things that really bothered someone else. I might actually have liked it if it was tighter and more probable.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 17th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
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Yep.
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 18th, 2011 12:57 am (UTC)
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Have a good rest!
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From:mjlayman
Date:January 18th, 2011 10:10 pm (UTC)
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I'm really sleepy and may have a nap. The muscle hurts, too. Maybe it's just looking at all the ice outdoors.
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