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    [E–pub/Pdf] Among Others By Jo Walton Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Jo Walton characters Among Others A love letter to science fiction and fantasy to books and to librariansWe never looked anything like anyone in our family but apart from the eye and hair color I don't see anything It doesn't matter I have books new books and I can bear anything as long as there are booksA support letter to adolescence and to girls alienated from their fam

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    Jo Walton Å 4 Free read [E–pub/Pdf] Among Others By Jo Walton This is one of those books that I think of freuently it has stayed with me Walton has blessed this work with a strong female lead and is minimalistic meaning that most of the action what little there is is subtle and unde

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    characters Among Others Jo Walton Å 4 Free read [E–pub/Pdf] Among Others By Jo Walton “This is for all the libraries in the world and the librarians who sit there day after day lending books to people” I'm not uite sure how to describe this book what precisely it is but it has that something that is making me read it for the third time in as many years and each time it finds a new way into my heart “There are some awful things in the world it’s true but there are also some great books” This is a love ode to books a

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    characters Among Others [E–pub/Pdf] Among Others By Jo Walton Jo Walton Å 4 Free read BibliotropismExcellent YA reading with acute relevance to us oldies as well A fifteen year old girl from the Welsh valleys

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Among Others By Jo Walton I keep going back and forth between 2 and 3 stars I should have really loved this book but I found myself annoyed than charmed Although it ap

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    [E–pub/Pdf] Among Others By Jo Walton Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Jo Walton Morwenna grows up in Wales hanging out with faeries Nothing extraordinary about it loved the matter of fact telling and how they're precisely as I imagined they’d be Illusive “They’d moved in with the green things after people had abandoned them” and unfathomable Some are pretty little things with gossamer wings others creatures ripped from the pages of Grimm’s Fairy Tales “Fairies tend to be either

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    Read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Jo Walton Jo Walton Å 4 Free read characters Among Others i am at a total loss about how this book got published this is not a book in the sense of a novel i mean it's the diary of an articulate well read sci fi diehard teenager talking about what she did and what she read every day for a y

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characters Among Others characters ↠ Among Others 104 Startling unusual and yet irresistably readable Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction and a spellbinding. A love letter to science fiction and fantasy to books and to librariansWe never looked anything like anyone in our family but apart from the eye and hair color I don t see anything It doesn t matter I have books new books and I can bear anything as long as there are booksA support letter to adolescence and to girls alienated from their familiesSo then I realised guiltily how my very presence in his car was actually a huge reproach For one thing there is only one of me when he abandoned twins For another I am crippled Thirdly I am there at all I ran away I had to ask for his help and worse I had to use the social services to ask for his help Clearly the arrangements he made for us were far from adeuate In fact my existence there at that moment demonstrated to him that he is a rotten parentand to girls alienated from their schoolsIf the school was going out of their way to try to detach us from magic they couldn t organize things better I wonder if that was someone s original intention We don t have our own plates or our own knives and forks or cups Like most of what we use they re communal they re handed out at random There s no chance for anything to become imbued to come alive through fondness Nothing here is aware no chair no cup Nobody can get fond of anythingWalton s writing is astonishing it impeccably captures the voice of a 15 year old Welsh girl Morwenna Markova after she is sent to England to live with her estranged father and then immediately dispatched to boarding school Books have been a life long source of enjoyment and solace and sustain her through the loss of her twin She is both naive and worldly with that bookish sort of experience that is not backed by the experience of real lifeA Polish Jew I am part Polish Part Jewish All that I know about Judaism comes from A Canticle for Leibowitz and Dying Inside Well and the Bible I supposeFans of fantasy and science fiction will love the multitudes of references to genre classics from LeGuin to McCaffrey to Zelazny and Vonnegut Literary references are veiled Mor and her sister call factory near them Mordor as it looked like something from the depths of hell black and looming with chimneys of flame and overt Mor freuently interprets the world according to authors she has read Robert Heinlein says in Have Spacesuit Will Travel that the only things worth studying are history languages and science Librarians become allies in Mor s adjustment to England and through them she discovers other like minded soulsHowever there is also something about the writing that is distancing perhaps because of Mor s own emotional distance perhaps because the narrative about the fairies is enigmatic or perhaps because the overtones of fear in dealing with her mother that aren t realized There is an awkward exploration of sexuality perfectly age appropriate but uncomfortable and relationships that doesn t uite weave in as smoothly as I would have liked Whatever it was it prevents me from that emotional connection that characterizes my five star readsWalton is an interesting writer and is content to leave uestions lying around unanswered If you are the sort of reader that likes wrapping with neat bows this may not suit you Still it is intriguing and will undoubtedly win a second or third full read down the roaduite a surprise and one of the unusual pieces I ve read Four and a half unreliable starsCross posted at

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characters Among Others characters ↠ Among Others 104 Tale of escape from ancient enchantmentRaised by a half mad mother who dabbled in magic Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds As a child growing up in Wales she and her twin sister played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins but her mind fo. This is for all the libraries in the world and the librarians who sit there day after day lending books to people I m not uite sure how to describe this book what precisely it is but it has that something that is making me read it for the third time in as many years and each time it finds a new way into my heart There are some awful things in the world it s true but there are also some great books This is a love ode to books and libraries and the magic of stories and the unashamed homage to so many science fiction classics and the perfect understanding that If you love books enough books will love you back Half way Glorfindel said and he didn t mean I was half dead without her or that she was halfway through or any of that he meant that I was halfway through Babel 17 and if I went on I would never find out how it came outThere may be stranger reasons for being alive It is also an offbeat story of a girl who grew up seeing fairies in Wales walking a thin line between magic and mundane or perhaps just playing it all in her overactive and slightly unstable imagination And it was the landscape that formed us that made us who we were as we grew in it that affected everything We thought we were living in a fantasy landscape when actually we were living in a science fictional one It is a story about adjusting to the life in which you are an outsider where you stick out like a sore thumb an outsider still stripped raw from the death of the twin sister who was a part of you than others could ever understand and from the shattering your life took both physically and emotionally Twins are clones too If you looked at an elm tree you d never think it was part of all the others You d see an elm tree Same when people look at me now they see a person not half a set of twins I have finished with saving the world and I never expected it to be the slightest bit grateful anyway It s a story of learning to live with the physical and mental pain and learning to redefine a new normal for yourself burying all the possibilities from before and trying to focus on the realities of now It s too late for that now I m going to grow up and she isn t She s frozen where she is and I m changing and I want to change I want to live I thought I had to live for both of us because she can t live for herself but I can t really live for her I can t really know what she d have done what she d have wanted how she d have changed It s a story of painful search and longing for people who are yours your karass who will understand you and accept you and be there for you even when everything is crashing down around you Being left alone and I am being left alone isn t uite as much what I wanted as I thought Is this how people become evil I don t want to be Bibliotropic Hugh said Like sunflowers are heliotropic they naturally turn towards the sun We naturally turn towards the bookshop And it s a story of the aftermath of what happens after climax of the before story had been achieved and the survivors are left to pick up the pieces of their lives When I needed someone somehow that net of family that I counted on to be there for me the way you might bounce down to a trampoline disappeared and instead of bouncing back I hit the ground hard Don t look for much of conventional plot here that s been left behind in the story that Mori only alludes to the story after the climax of which we join in This is Frodo s life after the Scouring of the Shire as Mori notes Tolkien understood about the things that happen after the end Because this is after the end this is all the Scouring of the Shire this is figuring out how to live in the time that wasn t supposed to happen after the glorious last stand I saved the world or I think I did and look the world is still here with sunsets and interlibrary loans And it doesn t care about me any than the Shire cared about Frodo Don t look for conventional magic or fantasy or you ll be sorely disappointed Mori s world is full of very vague very subtle magic that you can easily rationalize as either the remnants of magical thinking of childhood or perhaps a way her traumatized mind comes to rationalize the trauma that left her broken or if you want to be cruel perhaps some of the seeds of madness that if we believe Mori possess her mother the woman who persistently burns one of her daughters out of the photographs that she sends to herDon t be frustrated by the constant name checking of endless pre 1980 science fiction and the entire journal entries comprised of little but Mori s precocious thoughts and impressions of them One of the things I ve always liked about science fiction is the way it makes you think about things and look at things from angles you d never have thought about before Yes it does help if you have read at least some of them Yes it s precisely the wealth of books that remains at the heart of this story about finding self in the world that is not rushing to meet you with open arms Yes there will be about books and Mori s impressions of them than any other plot strands It s the strange beauty of this book and it s the heart of it Interlibrary loans are a wonder of the world and a glory of civilizationLibraries really are wonderful They re better than bookshops even I mean bookshops make a profit on selling you books but libraries just sit there lending you books uietly out of the goodness of their hearts Mori Phelps Morwenna Morganna You tell me I m still confused by the implications of a couple of seemingly throwaway and yet deeply significant lines in the book needs to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and learn to live with the aftermath and not just simply live but be herself find friends thrive find new things that matter make new post aftermath hopes and fears come to peace with her losses and move on while still keeping what s dear to her in her heartAnd if sometimes the reasons to pick yourself back up and keep going are strange and unusual well so be it And here I am still alive still in the world It s my intention to carry on being alive in the world well until I die I ll live and read and have friends a karass people to talk to I ll grow and change and be myself I ll belong to libraries wherever I go Things will happen that I can t imagine I ll change and grow into a future that will be unimaginably different from the past I ll be alive I ll be me I ll be reading my book Wonderful book unusual subtle and memorable a tribute to the time of searching for books in the bookstores and libraries and not knowing what will come your way and forever a tribute to the times of searching for yourself in life and really having no idea what will come your way 5 stars

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characters Among Others characters ↠ Among Others 104 Und freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions When her mother tries to bend the spirits to dark ends with deadly results Mori is sent away and must try to come to terms with what has happened without falling prey to the darknes. i am at a total loss about how this book got published this is not a book in the sense of a novel i mean it s the diary of an articulate well read sci fi diehard teenager talking about what she did and what she read every day for a year this account of her every day life is sprinkled with unimpressive encounters with fairies because apparently in this world welsh people are kinda down with spirit creatures the other reason this isn t a book is that it s an epilogue to a story we never get to hear mori our main gal is living with a father she barely knows and in boarding school having fled from her evil witch literal not metaphorical mother why well sometime before mori s boring daily diary begins there was a huge magical battle between good mori her twin sister and evil the mother which left mori with a bad leg and a dead sister you d think that at least some of the book would explain why the mother was evil why she hated her kids why she waged magical war on them and just generally what kind of magic we re talking about but nada no explanations of any sort for ANYTHING instead this is what we get school sucked today my classmates are so lame today my mother tried to kill me in my sleep that sucked too my leg hurts i went to the woods and talked to a fairy but they re really cryptic wow ursula le guin s awesome this lesbian is hitting on me but i m straight how can anyone think heinlein is authoritarian i wish i knew my father were better i touched this guy s dick at a party and he called me a slut so guess i won t be seeing him again my grandad s pretty cool though i miss my sister but i want to live let me go re read lord of the rings for the six hundreth time sci fi book club yay my aunts keep trying to get my ears pierced but you can t see fairies if your ears are pierced i think my aunts are evil i am not exaggerating this is the entire book WTF i m really kind of bitter because i kept a journal growing up maybe if i added the occasional gnome on the side i could get that published too

  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Among Others
  • Jo Walton
  • English
  • 11 January 2019
  • 9780765321534