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Glorious Angels, by Justina Robson

Second paragraph of third chapter:
'My father was a soldier in the war, a hero,' a young recruit was saying eagerly. He was seated at the far end of the trestle where the lunch was being laid waste by himself and his twenty-four troopmates.
Probably more a reflection of my state of mind than the quality of the writing, but I've given up on this not quite half way through when I realised I had completely lost track of the characters and their motivations. Some excellent sex (in the book! in the book!) kept my attention for slightly longer than might otherwise have been the case.

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mcbadger
Mar. 31st, 2016 11:42 pm (UTC)
About half way through was where it started to grip me more, partly because the characters' motivations and roles seemed to be more consistent from there; I think that was partly because she was trying to confuse the reader about Mazhd in particular. I wasn't far off dumping it earlier. It might repay a revisit. Then again, I'm not sure I ever made sense of the timeline of what happens to Minna in the second half.
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