danielpuntodg

Daniel Duque Duque من عند Rogów, بولندا من عند Rogów, بولندا

قارئ Daniel Duque Duque من عند Rogów, بولندا

Daniel Duque Duque من عند Rogów, بولندا

danielpuntodg

While not as intense as Pawn in Frankincense (though I find myself at a loss to imagine what book could be), I still enjoyed this an awful lot. The sections in Russia dragged a bit for me, both because I didn't find the atmosphere/surroundings delineated as vividly as I'm used to in Dunnett's works, and because there was no foil to set Lymond against. Without someone worthwhile to pitch himself against, the... less amiable aspects of his character become even more defined, and things drag. Once Lymond and Phillipa were together again, though, it flew along at a cracking pace. Some of the twists made my eyes widen, and of course That One Scene with Lymond and Phillipa made me squeak out loud--much, I'm sure, to raised eyebrows from the people sitting around me on the Tube. Languish Locked in L, indeed.

danielpuntodg

i read this when i was about 11 and didn't really grasp the significance until i re-read it this year. powerful story about seemingly obvious illusions, the artificial color line, the breakdown of self and truth as a young woman discovers she is black and fights to arrive at some form of individual identity during the American civil war.