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Free read Ô Or What You Will ´ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Read & download ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß Jo Walton Free read 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. Actual rating 35 stars I received a copy of this book from the publisher Tor and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I have been a word on the tongue I have been a word on the page And I hope I will be again Or What You Will blew me away from the very first page The last time I got this excited over the first paragraphs of a book was when I read The Ten Thousand Doors of January which ended up being my favorite book of 2019 My pulse actually sped up as I read and I had to stop and go back and reread those first few paragraphs because they were just so gorgeous I had read passages to my husband and frantically text my fellow Novel Notions besties about how excited I was before I even finished that first chapter And I continued to deeply appreciate the writing all the way through and highlighted and annotated an incredible number of passages But after such a wonderful beginning things went from beautiful literary fiction to an unexpected accounting of the art scene of Renaissance Florence I mean I have no problem at all with the topic but that shift came out of nowhere I would say it was jarring if the air of the novel wasn t so meandering And then there were a ton of Shakespearean characters added into the mix which was surprising But the book never really came back to what I loved so much in those first few pages and I d be lying if I didn t admit I was incredibly disappointed by that decision on Walton s part What am I What am I Figment fakement fragment furious fancy free form This is a book that doesn t hold your hand Walton expects readers to be familiar with certain histories and literary works and if they flounder that s not really her problem is it I would strongly advice anyone interested in reading this book who has no Shakespearean exposure to at least find summaries of Twelfth Night and The Tempest and read those before diving into Or What You Will There are micro seuels to both plays in the pages of this book and those will make far sense if you have an idea of what said plays are about and who their characters are Said seuels also tie the two plays together in interesting ways I love the idea of these tales continuing on after the curtain closes and I love even the idea of those stories continuing on in a world parallel to ours where magic is real and the Renaissance never ended But these well worn characters underwent little new development in my opinion regardless of their near eternal life in this magical world They continued on without really moving forward though I feel that might have been the point Imagine that power to make worlds I can make and shape and take no worlds I slide myself into the worlds I am given and find myself frame myself tame myself into the space there where I can see to be me The concept of telling a story from a fictional character s perspective while they re inside their author s head and aware of that fact is an interesting one As is this eternal magical Renaissance in a Florence populated with Shakespearean casts and real historical artists and scholars Both stories had promise but in my opinion mixed about as well as oil and water There was a lack of continuity that was distracting every time the story flipped from the real world to the fictional world Sylvia who is the author of the fictional world and whose mind is the dwelling place of the nameless narrator has a very interesting back story But I felt that her story and the book she was writing never did fully cohere despite that being the point of the novel I d want the stars to be destinations not destiny This book is one of the most meta experimental novels I ve read in recent memory The ideas were wonderful and the narrative went in enough different directions to make heads spin But the amount of fourth wall breaking and self commentary came across as self indulgent instead of endearing The book was brief at little than 300 pages but it felt exhaustingly labyrinthine The writing was exuisite and the ideas uniue but I had a hard time making myself pick this little book up I also found myself disappointed in the ending While the entire book was building toward a particular outcome that final scene was so brief as to feel woefully abridged and ultimately unsatisfying However the uality of the writing and the social commentary woven into the narrative about the fantasy genre and religion and the world as a whole saved the book for me I enjoyed having a chance to peer so deeply into the mind of both the author of this book and the author in the book There s no difference between fairy tales and war stories Pah All stories start both ways There s no difference between once upon a time and believe me because I was there and still bear the scars There are scars in everyone s stories I m sure Or What You Will shall become a new favorite for many and I deeply regret that I m not part of that number However I look forward to trying of Walton s work as she is a brilliant wordsmith whose prose I can t wait to sample again Even though I didn t love this particular story I deeply respect what Walton both attempted and was able to do in the writing of it Hopefully I ll find a book or multiple books in her catalogue that will ring as true to me as Sylvia s books did for her fictitious fanbase in this novel All uotes above were taken from an uncorrected proof and are subject to change upon publication You can find this review and at Novel Notions Moon Over Marrakech in the mind of 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    Free read Or What You Will Or What You Will E–pub Download Jo Walton ß 7 Free download There are two dangers I've discovered in my decades of reading in the evocation of Shakespeare in fiction One is of course that many readers have avoided Shakespeare ever since that horrible class in high school in which you endured

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    Or What You Will E–pub Download I have never read this author before so this is my first experience with her although I have heard so much about her that I've been wanting to try her for a while This book immediately sucked me in the writing between Sylvia and her character is lovely and the author is truly gifted In a short amount of time I

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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Or What You Will
  • Jo Walton
  • English
  • 23 August 2018
  • 9781250308993