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Characters Ï Or What You Will ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Jo Walton Free download Or What You Will Idea a character in the mind of Sylvia Harrison 73 award winning author of thirty novels over forty years He has played a part in most of those novels and in the recesses of her mind Sylvia has conversed with him for years But Sylvia won't live forever any than any human does And he's trapped inside her cave of bone her hollow of skull When she dies so will heNo. It s always unfair to rate books I haven t finished but I need a system to remind me whether I hated the book or whether it wasn t perhaps the right time for me to read it and I ought to think about revisiting it in the future So that s what this is Todo Makoki unfair to rate books I haven t finished but I need a system to remind me whether I hated the book or whether it wasn t perhaps the right time for me to read it and I ought to think about revisiting it in the future So that s what this is

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Characters Ï Or What You Will ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Jo Walton Free download Or What You Will W Sylvia is starting a new novel a fantasy for adult readers set in Thalia the Florence resembling imaginary city that was the setting for a successful YA trilogy she published decades before Of course he's got a part in it But he also has a notion He thinks he knows how he and Sylvia can step off the wheel of mortality altogether All he has to do is convince her. The fact that this book is marketed as fantasy is shockingly ill advisedThis isn t a fantasy novel because those have a plot structure characters and conventions This book is a literary postmodern meditation masuerading as metafiction masuerading as fantasy While this layering may well be enjoyable to the right crowd of readers marketing it as fantasy just demonstrates the publisher didn t know what to do with it and then came up with the idea while being drunk But it made sense at the timeMarketing is all about setting the right expectations in readers and making sure the product lands with the right audienceThe book is a Umberto Eco esue collage of rambly meditations mixed with real world history bits with pseudo alternate history and pseudo fantasy and with literary reference porn it s porn when there s so much of it that it amounts to parading Alternatively it s a loose collection of essays that have been Arc Welded into a loose story that s dishing out 3000 references per minute while talking about something unconnected That s maybe not bad if you know all the references but it does not a book make What it makes is a very long inside joke between the writer and the several hundred people who have exactly the same pool of references provided that those people enjoy being briefly mentioned things they already know like in some sort of trivia contest It s like if I wrote a book where all my friends would make cameos where nothing happens which renders the book enjoyable to my inner circle of friends who amuse themselves with guessing who s who but makes it virtually trash to everyone elseAnd all of it is topped with a metatextual approach of meditative literary commentary Exactly like in literature class but cleverer I guess Also a lot looserWith this is mind it should be clear why it s misinformation to classify the book as fantasyThe problem with misclassifying is that the book gets to the wrong audience I m not the right audience I find the references and facts in the book interesting the fantasy bits nice and the rambly meditation writing style that connects the two both unnecessary and tedious I d like to read the facts as facts and the fiction as fiction but the mix makes me want to say get to the point already But the point is that the book needs to be enjoyed in the style it s written in which reuires a certain type of reader Beauty is in the eye of the wine holder or insert your preferred reference hereThing is there s so much collage that the original idea advertised in the blurb essentially vanishes Another thing is in order to appreciate this book you gotta like the historical bits and the pseudo history and the Shakespeare fan fiction and the bunch of literary references get your kicks out of metatextuality and the rambly meditation style and the slow development and the essay Arc Welding into story and don t be sour the idea you ve been sold doesn t feature a lot in the book Tall order which basically reduces the audience at every AND filter gateSo the real complete title of this work is This Is a Book Or What You Will Mapa Regional Castilla y León, Madrid up with the idea while being drunk But it made sense at the timeMarketing is all about setting the right expectations in readers and making sure the product lands with the right audienceThe book is a Umberto Eco esue collage of rambly meditations mixed with real world history bits with pseudo alternate history and pseudo fantasy and with literary reference porn it s porn when there s so much of it that it amounts to parading Alternatively it s a loose collection of essays that have been Arc Welded into a loose story that s dishing out 3000 references per minute while talking about something A lingua de fora unnecessary and tedious I d like to read the facts as facts and the fiction as fiction but the mix makes me want to say get to the point already But the point is that the book needs to be enjoyed in the style it s written in which reuires a certain type of reader Beauty is in the eye of the wine holder or insert your preferred reference hereThing is there s so much collage that the original idea advertised in the blurb essentially vanishes Another thing is in order to appreciate this book you gotta like the historical bits and the pseudo history and the Shakespeare fan fiction and the bunch of literary references get your kicks out of metatextuality and the rambly meditation style and the slow development and the essay Arc Welding into story and don t be sour the idea you ve been sold doesn t feature a lot in the book Tall order which basically reduces the audience at every AND filter gateSo the real complete title of this work is This Is a Book Or What You Will

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Characters Ï Or What You Will ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Free download ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB è Jo Walton Free download Or What You Will From the Hugo Nebula and World Fantasy Award winning author of Among Others an utterly original novel about how stories are brought forthHe has been too many things to count He has been a dragon with a boy on his back He has been a scholar a warrior a lover and a thief He has been dream and dreamer He has been a god But “he” is in fact nothing than a spark of. This is not a book for beginners I hate saying that because it s super patronizing Malazan devotees I m looking at you but I kinda have to on this one Not because it expects you to remember a zillion details and characters there s about half a dozen of significance but because this is a book that assumes you are a serious serious reader If you haven t read a ton of books especially fantasy books there s a lot that you re going to miss If you aren t interested in the craft of writing then this book is probably going to be boring If you re not at least vaguely familiar with The Tempest and Twelfth Night you re going to not understand a ton of things Walton doesn t feel the need to explain to the reader who Orsini and Miranda are But if you love hearing authors talk about their experiences and influences if you love reading rough cuts and early drafts and if books have been your constant companion for your entire life then there s a good chance you ll love this bookThere are two principal characters One is Sylvia an aging fantasy writer acclaimed within the SFF fandom community but not particularly known outside of it I m thinking like Robin Hobb level The kind of writer at the point in her life she s at might well get named a Damon Knight Grand Master I m not trying to gatekeep here I m really not but knowing what the Damon Knight Grand Master award is may well be a good barometer for how much you ll appreciate this book The other principal character who serves as the narrator lives in Sylvia s head He has no name but he s been Sylvia s muse and inspiration for her entire life Nearly every book she s written he s one of the characters Not in a Hoid from the Cosmere sense but he s always been inside one of the characters Hero villain side character important character who only shows up briefly but looms large even a dragon he s been them allAs the book begins Sylvia is trying to write a book without him I m worried you re getting stale but generally failing because he keeps worming his way in She s also dying of cancer which has the narrator frightened both because he loves her and because without her he ll die tooThe book revolves around Sylvia revisiting Ilyria one of her earlier worlds a world where immortality is possible thanks to the heroic efforts of one of the earlier embodiments of the narrator He s trying to convince her to go to Ilyria before she dies so they can keep living and he can exist outside of her What happens is a very meta story about stories where we learn about Sylvia s life at the same time she s trying to write this new book her final book and the narrator s attempts to steer things so that the two come together after convincing her that it s possible at all that Ilyria is real in a way she can go toThe parts about Sylvia s life feel very autobiographical I don t know if it is or not this is my first Jo Walton book and I don t know anything about her personal life but I have no doubt that even if the details have been changed she poured a great deal of herself into this bookThis was an ARC so it s not going to be generally available for a few months I m going to be waiting impatiently for it to come out because I m pretty certain I m going to be chewing on this for the entire time I want someone to talk about it with This wasn t a conventional read for me but I greatly enjoyed it Ni bestias ni dioses utterly original novel about how stories are brought forthHe has been too many things to count He has been a dragon with a boy on his back He has been a scholar a warrior a lover and a thief He has been dream and dreamer He has been a god But “he” is in fact nothing than a spark of. This is not a book for beginners I hate saying that because it s super patronizing Malazan devotees I m looking at you but I kinda have to on this one Not because it expects you to remember a zillion details and characters there s about half a dozen of significance but because this is a book that assumes you are a serious serious reader If you haven t read a ton of books especially fantasy books there s a lot that you re going to miss If you aren t interested in the craft of writing then this book is probably going to be boring If you re not at least vaguely familiar with The Tempest and Twelfth Night you re going to not Ek Chithrha Sukh understand a ton of things Walton doesn t feel the need to explain to the reader who Orsini and Miranda are But if you love hearing authors talk about their experiences and influences if you love reading rough cuts and early drafts and if books have been your constant companion for your entire life then there s a good chance you ll love this bookThere are two principal characters One is Sylvia an aging fantasy writer acclaimed within the SFF fandom community but not particularly known outside of it I m thinking like Robin Hobb level The kind of writer at the point in her life she s at might well get named a Damon Knight Grand Master I m not trying to gatekeep here I m really not but knowing what the Damon Knight Grand Master award is may well be a good barometer for how much you ll appreciate this book The other principal character who serves as the narrator lives in Sylvia s head He has no name but he s been Sylvia s muse and inspiration for her entire life Nearly every book she s written he s one of the characters Not in a Hoid from the Cosmere sense but he s always been inside one of the characters Hero villain side character important character who only shows Mapa Regional Castilla y León, Madrid up briefly but looms large even a dragon he s been them allAs the book begins Sylvia is trying to write a book without him I m worried you re getting stale but generally failing because he keeps worming his way in She s also dying of cancer which has the narrator frightened both because he loves her and because without her he ll die tooThe book revolves around Sylvia revisiting Ilyria one of her earlier worlds a world where immortality is possible thanks to the heroic efforts of one of the earlier embodiments of the narrator He s trying to convince her to go to Ilyria before she dies so they can keep living and he can exist outside of her What happens is a very meta story about stories where we learn about Sylvia s life at the same time she s trying to write this new book her final book and the narrator s attempts to steer things so that the two come together after convincing her that it s possible at all that Ilyria is real in a way she can go toThe parts about Sylvia s life feel very autobiographical I don t know if it is or not this is my first Jo Walton book and I don t know anything about her personal life but I have no doubt that even if the details have been changed she poured a great deal of herself into this bookThis was an ARC so it s not going to be generally available for a few months I m going to be waiting impatiently for it to come out because I m pretty certain I m going to be chewing on this for the entire time I want someone to talk about it with This wasn t a conventional read for me but I greatly enjoyed it


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