Among Others worked super well for me, especially considering that there is little-to-no plot and the whole book is a well-dressed bibliography. But the protagonist’s (diary author) voice is super strong and realistic, and … okay, let’s be honest here: I felt very pandered to in the best way. This book is in some way a modern equivalent to Gaudy Night, intellectual+atmospheric pandering to an in-group, and I’m in the in-group, and that’s all there is to it.
|author:||Jo Walton (2011)|
|rating:||★ ★ ★ ★ ☆|