Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is beautiful, insane fun. It feels like golden age science fiction, where every step you take is weirder and more out there than your last and the only thing you want to do is go forward to see what's there. I have read several of Ms. Valente's works, really enjoyed them all, but the only issue I ever had (and it was a personal thing) She will use 40 words for something that may need 5 (THIS isn't a bad thing, just a personal thing) but here...HERE. She tap dances and waltzes her way through this bizarre landscape with words, beautiful, maddingly gorgeous language. Descriptions and paragraphs and references that are as wild and music filled as the story being told.
This book has won 2018, we can all go home, it's over... Go give her your money, read this!!
5000 stars, a treble clef and 4 blue flamingos out of 5 stars.
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While I loved Valente's writing, which was amazing, the novel lacked dialogue. It got so I could not get though all of the various chapters.ReplyDelete