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All the Birds in the Sky by [Anders, Charlie Jane]
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All the Birds in the Sky Kindle Edition

3.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Length: 317 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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WINNER OF BEST NOVEL IN 2016 NEBULA AWARDS
FINALIST FOR BEST NOVEL IN THE 2017 HUGO AWARDS

Childhood friends Patricia Delfine, a witch, and Laurence Armstead, a mad scientist, parted ways under mysterious circumstances during middle school. But as adults they both wind up in near-future San Francisco, where Laurence is an engineering genius and Patricia works with a small band of other magicians to secretly repair the world’s ever growing ailments. But something is determined to bring them back together—to either save the world, or end it.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1423 KB
  • Print Length: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (26 January 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019NFXK72
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #786 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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You know when you read a popular book and you think "huh?!"
This.
For what is meant to be Adult SciFi/Fantasy, a large proportion of the book is based around the MCs in school. But then even when they are adults, their characters and dialogue never matures. So you end up with this weird YA vibe, but with occasional course language and a sex scene that just comes out of nowhere.
All of the characters are completely annoying and horrible, save for perhaps the AI, and are just caricatures of stereotypes. The amount of cruelty and bullying violence described was completely unrealistic and a poorly written attempt at character development.
I can't possibly explain all the things wrong with this novel, it is just a massive MESS. I absolutely forced myself to finish it purely because it was a group read with my book club, but otherwise I would have put it down and regretted that purchase by about 15%.
The only reason this gets a second star is because of the occasional Pratchet-esque humour which was the only thing I liked about this book.
Charlie Jane Anders, you are just not for me.
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Don't start this book unless you have the time to finish it, then and there. You risk getting fired, divorced, burning your house down, or staying on the train until it ends in the dodgiest neighborhood.
You. Have. Been. Warned...
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Jarring. Chaotic. Nonsensical, except for the eco-disaster theme. True evidence that one can write and sell anything. At least it was well edited.
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