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Space Opera - Catherynne M. Valente
Space Opera
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from the author's blog"The Deathless companion novel is a retelling of Ivan and the Firebird set during the children's evacuation of Leningrad."
from the author's blog"The Deathless companion novel is a retelling of Ivan and the Firebird set during the children's evacuation of Leningrad."
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781481497497 (1481497499)
ASIN: 1481497499
Publisher: Saga Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it
0.0 BBC 1! BBC 2! BBC 3!
A Cat Valente novel in the vein of Hitchhiker's Guide, which both works and doesn't work in the ways one would expect from such a thing. Valente's prose has always been extremely ornamental, and she applies this to British-style humor with a trowel. Sometimes this becomes just deliriously, fabulousl...
JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
3.0 Space Opera
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Eurovision!!! Cool concept, right? I agree that it's a cool concept, but I can't say that I found Space Opera quite as amazeballs as some of the other reviews I've seen here at BookLikes. Like most Saturday Night Live skits, I felt like Space Opera had on...
Saturdays in Books
Saturdays in Books rated it
3.0 Review: Space Opera
File under "Appreciated More Than Enjoyed." The tag line for this is epic and perhaps I set my expectations too high. I expected the long asides, they're the glue that holds together the nonsense ride of a plot in HHGTTG. I liked the referenced, and recycled, but not quite stolen whole cloth vers...
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie
Mike Finn - Audio Book Junkie rated it
4.0 “Space Opera” by Catherynne M. Valonte – big fun in the shadow of a lethal galactic Eurovision.
This book was a mind-expanding, chortle-making, thought-provoking, memory-stirring, joy-producing experience from beginning to end. It's packed with wit, pyrotechnic sentences, infinite imagination, seasoned with potential genocide and diabolically devious competition and held together by compassi...
pareidolia
pareidolia rated it
4.0 Space Opera- Catherynne M. Valente
For once, a book is exactly what it says on the package: Douglas Adams meets Eurovision Song Contest. It's a rollicking adventure with no shortage of glam and glitter. A hundred years after the Sentience Wars have almost ripped the galaxy apart, humanity has finality attracted the attention of ali...
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