Date: 2017-07-25 03:48 pm (UTC)
dolorosa_12: (pagan kidrouk)
From: [personal profile] dolorosa_12
I wouldn't say you're in the minority -- people I know seem to be either in raptures over it, or utterly repelled by it (and repelled by aspects other than the language). I have to say I preferred the first book -- it was almost as if once the plot started (which is what happens in Seven Surrenders), it lost a lot of what made it interesting.

As I said to [personal profile] renay below, a large contributor to its appeal to me is the way in which characters in Palmer's world get to choose their own 'nationality' (although it's more a political affinity, given the concept of nations doesn't really exist in the books) based on a sense of shared values, rather than having it arbitrarily imposed on them by an accident of birth or family heritage. Malka Older's Infomocracy drew me in for a similar reason -- both worlds are dystopian, but as a migrant I have to admit that this aspect seemed like paradise to me!
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