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The January Dancer (The January Dancer, #1) - Community Reviews back

by Michael Flynn
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Goat Heads and Sand Burrs, P. Kirby's Reading Blog
Finished? Well, not quite.Giving up because no matter how hard I try, I can't get into this thing. Although it is billed as a "space opera," it's more like hard-as-diamonds SF with an abundance of purple prose. (Bailed at 48%.)I confess, I bought it because it passed the first page test:"Everything ...
D3's Booklog
D3's Booklog rated it 8 years ago
High 3.5 stars_The January Dancer_ is a very good space opera…I wish it had tipped over into great. There is a lot going on here to love: a sufficiently deep future history created through the liberal use of allusion that references any number of existing earth cultures (heavily relying on Celtic an...
Bryan Thomas Schmidt
Bryan Thomas Schmidt rated it 8 years ago
A good but challenging read. Uniquely structured but picks up once you get used to it. Took me about 100 pages to sort it out and once I did, the story was fascinating. Lots of intrigue, a lot of characters, a fascinating setting and artifact. Fun space opera with an old fashioned bent.
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 11 years ago
I'm torn between giving this 3 or 4 stars (for the moment, I've settled on 3). It's definitely more than 3 but I want a few more days to pass while I digest the book because I've read a few lackluster efforts recently and I want to be sure I'm just not overcompensating for finally finding something ...
Another fine mess
Another fine mess rated it 12 years ago
Ripping yarn. I like writing that, but it's even more fun to say. Space opera with the emphasis on the operatic, with prose so purpled that I occasionally reached to twirl my non-existent moustache, settings so divergently and baroquely imagined as to suggest a good thirty or forty novels, and an ...
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