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Chris Moriarty

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Verk av Chris Moriarty

Spin State (2003) 986 exemplar
Spin Control (2006) 450 exemplar
The Inquisitor's Apprentice (2011) 286 exemplar
Ghost Spin (2013) 102 exemplar
The Watcher in the Shadows (2013) 80 exemplar

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I just love books like this. They mash together so many interesting things that finally my brain wakes and start digging without feeling of been pushed to do it. I don’t understand everything now, there are too many layers to described conflicts and I’m too far away from central context of this book. But what I really love is tons and tons of naturally sounding references to The Real. In this days where so many books try to be something else entirely, to shed anything that can relate them to surrounding reality, to let the reader feel like standing between worlds. Too much escapism these days. Not a bad thing per se but very tiring sometimes. Hoorah to the breath of fresh air and real connection. The greatest thing is that this book about different point of views. There are no character development or crazy plot devices. It’s all about how different people (including reader) view, feel and think about stuff they’ve got to deal with.… (mer)
WorkLastDay | 9 andra recensioner | Dec 17, 2023 |
Read it a long time ago when my english reading skills was not so good. Can't really say I understood everything back then. I remember this book because it was very non standard for me back then and left good impression.
WorkLastDay | 19 andra recensioner | Dec 17, 2023 |
This was really cute and unique. A perfect blend of tenement historical fiction, with really spot on accurate Jewish American history with a kid's fantasy book, with all the bells and whistles of typical YA fantasy.

Major props for the creativity - this is probably the only book ever written to combine a Dybbuk and Thomas Edison in more or less the same plot. Also, the magic feels well thought out with a clear culture of how magic is and isn't used and how this varies among the upper and lower classes. Finally, the tenement culture felt familiar and true to the historical nonfiction that I'm familiar with.

The weakness was the pacing - the entire book feels like a build up to the "to be continued" that occurs at the end. I think it probably would have been more satisfying to wait until the series was finished and read it all at one go.
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settingshadow | 14 andra recensioner | Aug 19, 2023 |
Catherine Li, comandante de las Fuerzas de Paz de la onu, ha realizado treinta y siete saltos más rápidos que la luz en el transcurso de su vida y ha olvidado bastantes más cosas de las que la gente suele recordar. Pero ninguna ampliación de la memoria podría prepararla para enfrentarse a lo que se encuentra en el mundo de Compson, una colonia minera a la que un día llamó hogar: una científica especialista en física cuántica muerta que casualmente es su clon; un conjunto de datos que podría cambiar el equilibrio del poder interestelar y transformar la guerra fría en una guerra muy caliente; y un «accidente» minero que cada vez se parece más a un asesinato…… (mer)
Natt90 | 19 andra recensioner | Mar 9, 2023 |



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