Tuesday, April 28, 2015

2015 book 108

Mary Robinette Kowal's Of Noble Family
Well, it's the final book in the Glamourist Histories series, and . . . it takes place on a slave plantation in Antigua, so it's significantly less fun than the other ones. It's still a quick read, especially considering its length, but there were a lot of scenes that were hard to read and that made me glad to be a woman in 2015, and not 1815. I feel like the slaves are mostly handled well (apparently an expert rewrote all their dialect so it would be accurate), and obviously all the horrible racism is historically accurate (and is not expressed by the "good" characters). I guess this was a good wrap-up to the series? Some dark and distressing stuff though. B/B+.

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