Saturday, May 23, 2009


For lack of serious content this weekend, here's my review of Catherynne Valente's Palimpsest.

I had a difficult time writing about Palimpsest because the novel seemed to focus more on the world through the fragmented eyes of the characters, and while the overriding narrative was the need (not the desire) of four people to get back to the city of Palimpsest - so there wasn't an A to B storyline that could easily be talked about in 200 words. Palimpsest was a novel of atmosphere and language. I struggled with that review.

Shoot, check out Matt Denault's review of Palimpsest over at Strange Horizons. 3800 words of review. Actually, check out that review anyway. Matt did a fantastic job of it. I'm seriously impressed.

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