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August Books 14) Last Call, by Tim Powers

I didn't really get in with this, and almost gave up after the first third: most of the characters too unpleasant and unengaging, too many cultural references that simply sailed past me. I stuck with it in the end, and appreciated as ever Powers' dense description and evocative spookiness, but didn't really feel I grasped what it had all been about or why it mattered at the end.

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pgmcc
Aug. 16th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
I read Last Call last month. I enjoyed it but, like yourself, would have been left blank on some of the cultural references.

One of the things I enjoyed about it was that it was a lot better than a book called Stone Junction. I felt Last Call is what Stone Junction could have been. (Of course, given your comments on Last Call that is not a great reference for Stone Junction.)

I started reading Last Call knowing it was the start of the trilogy. My review on LibraryThing starts off with my saying that I don't know where the next two books are going to take things.

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