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Space Opera, by Catherynne M. Valente

bowienerd_82's review against another edition

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lighthearted slow-paced

2.75

classick's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

jcaitie's review against another edition

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challenging funny inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

kayakobold's review against another edition

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4.0

Ich habe es als Hörbuch genossen.
Klare Empfehlung für Track 171.

kkelley18's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.5

spitefulgod's review

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The best way I can describe this book is that it tries too hard. 

rgreatreader's review

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4.0

This book swings quickly back and forth between frivolous and serious; the serious (and funny) is worth sticking around through the weird and ridiculous and (semi-) funny.

thelunacia's review

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4.0

I really liked the humour and the diversity of this book, as well as the whimsical language, but I wish it had been a tad bit less Anglo centric.

imaginaarilukutoukka's review

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4.0

3,5 stars. This book really grew on me. First I almost didn't read past the first chapter, as the prose was so all over the place and so desperately wanting to have been written by Douglas Addams, but I decided to continue as the concept of Eurovision in space was so delicious. And then, all the digressions started to slowly feed each other and formed a coherent picture. Even though some of the side notes felt a bit tedious, there was a general sense of direction and even suspense throughout the novel. In the end the reading experience ended up being like spending a pub night with the weirdest and most wonderful of your acquaintances all talking on top of each other: by the end of the night you can't really list all the topics covered, but a wonderful time was had by all.

blooker's review

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3.0

Well that was silly. Good laughs inside for fans of Hitchhiker's Guide or Terry Pratchett.