Thursday, March 10, 2016

Forest of Memory, by Mary Robinette Kowal

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(SF) A century or so from now, Katya sells 20th and 21st-century memorabilia. Walking through the woods after a purchase, she's kidnapped. But she has no idea why. (17,200 words; Time: 57m)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ Average

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Pro: It's a good adventure, and it does a good job showing us the highly-connected future world as well as the world of nature.

Con: We never do figure out what the man was doing with the deer, why he tagged her, why he let her go, etc.

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  1. I agree with the rating.

    I think for me, this book read like an internal narrative / monologue that had been written down. This did not work for me as a reader. I do know this book was originally released as an audio book, and that showed.

    For anyone looking for something award-worthy from this author, I highly recommend "Ghost Talkers" in the Novel category. Editor - Liz Gorinsky. Cover artist - Chris McGrath.

    I read it end to end and loved it. The book cover is just so evocative of the whole story.