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The King of Infinite Space, by Lyndsay Faye

guusje's review

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emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

rebecca_isreading's review

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5.0

I waffled between 4 and 5 stars, but because I'm already contemplating rereading this which I do incredibly rarely and I know I'll be thinking about this book for a long time, 5 stars it is.

lucaslyra's review

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challenging dark informative inspiring tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

readinginwanderland's review

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emotional funny hopeful sad slow-paced
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

It started off slow, but goodness the second half of the book sure makes up for the slowness of the essential story building. I loved it, despite the tears it caused. 

cakt1991's review

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reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

msbarnesela's review

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

4.0

In this Hamlet retelling, all of the original Hamlet’s most annoying characteristics get amped up to eleven in Benjamin, so if the whole book were from his perspective, I probably would not have finished it. Because so much of Horatio’s narrative orbits around Benjamin’s, there are moments where I wanted to shake him too. The hands-down best part of this book was Lia—the version of Ophelia I always wished for, powerful and wise and an active participant rather than just the leading man’s heartbroken lover who dies to advance his story. I also loved the addition of three weird sisters (I’m a sucker for Macbeth references and witch stories) and their maybe-magical-maybe-mind-games influence. 

jaytak's review

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reflective 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

alkoebel's review

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dark emotional hopeful 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

traveling_in_books's review

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dark emotional 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

4.5

terann's review

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challenging emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced

4.75