All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is gonna be hard to review. First of all, I read a TON, but rarely and I mean rarely, do I get touched by a story or characters. This story in spots hit me like a train and I loved the fact that as rich and totally weird as the world was, there were hints of more. That might have been my wreck of a brain trying to fill in holes, but as a total world building slut of a reader, that hit all my good spots.
IS this book perfect? In this humble reader's opinion, yes. Did I give it a perfect score, no. Why call it perfect and not rate it 5 then you moron??!?! (Geez...enough with the questions, hold on, I'll tell you.)
The only, only reason I docked a star on this wonderful work, is entirely personal. The main relationship hit a bit too close to home for me. A sign of great characters is when the reader can identify totally with what the writer puts on paper, and well there was a moment in this story that just plain hurt. I am not a fan of crying reading books, that being said, if you are a fan of any of the authors I review, give this a read.
No, scratch that... even though I told you damn near nothing about this story, if you are a child/adult of the past 30 odd years, you should read this story, give Charlie Jane Anders your money, then beg her to write more.
I leave you with this quote, and the only spoilerish thing I will ever state about a book. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic". Arthur C. Clarke
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