Bite sized reading

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last posted Sept. 17, 2017, 7:33 p.m.

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  • Hild by Nicola Griffith. I think it was ceb who recommended this. It’s quite long and has a lot of characters with similar-looking names, so I struggled a bit with keeping track of who was who. Also, it felt rather as though the novel started slightly after the beginning of the actual story, which I know is always going to be an issue with novels based on Actual Historical Events, but I’d have liked to have had a bit more context about Edwin and Hild’s father and why Hild was living where she was living at the start of the book. I’ll re-read it at some point, though, and hopefully manage to follow it better next time. (I loved the descriptions of day-to-day domestic life, and wished there had been more of that.)

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