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Every Heart a Doorway has a great premise - it's a school for kids who have come back from portal fantasies - but because this is Seanan McGuire, what she finds exciting about this premise is never quite what I find most compelling. I mean, it's well done, it's just that our respective senses of story zing are close enough that I'm constantly like "that sounds good!" but offset enough that I don't end up wowed. It is however A Novella and quite readable; I'm guessing we'll see it on the Hugo ballot and we could do much worse.

Date: 2017-01-21 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sildra.livejournal.com
Finally someone who was as unexcited by this book as I was? I mean, I liked it, but I should have loved it. I had wondered if maybe I was burning out, because I read it at the end of a binge of novels--the first time I'd binged on novels since my early 20s--and I kept thinking "this section could have used an editor" which is not how I think about media at all (unless prompted). So I thought maybe it was me, rather than the book.

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