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Fiordiligi has commented on (2) products.

In the Garden of Iden by Kage Baker
In the Garden of Iden

Fiordiligi, January 26, 2013

This book, and the Company series novels that follow are highly addictive. I couldn't stop reading until I had finished them all. They vary in degree of marvelousness, but none are unworthy. The first is one of the best. I know of several other people who also stayed up much too late, on more than one night, unable to put them down. The depth of Baker's historical background, and cleverness of her selection of detail is impressive and just so entertaining. I was sad to learn that she had recently dieds. I'm busily hunting down and reading all her other novels, and only wish there were more.
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Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Wolf Hall

Fiordiligi, January 23, 2013

I "read" Wolf Hall in its audiobook incarnation. I think the format may have added to my enjoyment. Sometimes I read too fast, and the spoken word let me savor the writing thoroughly. The impressive sense of a very real human being with a non-modern consciousness, in a context which felt very specific and fully realized, and decidedly different from the present was, for me, unique.
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