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October 20th, 2010
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I got Cryoburn about 2 weeks earlier than expected. I am NOT complaining.

I am, however, already done reading. Unlike some friends of mine, I liked it unreservedly. It seemed to have the energy I remember from earlier books in the series (Even if the editing was kind of 'meh'. Lots of dropped 'the's and at least one 'of'.)

I have seen others call the end a cop out or words to that effect. Me, I thought it was about right. It was, I think, the proper place to end the series, without wallowing. Am I left to imagine more? Yes, but I am not unsatisfied.

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Date:October 20th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
She used it so it was obvious which character was the viewpoint character, in my opinion. She used 'Miles-san' quite a few times, as well, for another viewpoint character. I rather liked it, myself.
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Date:October 23rd, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
I just finished reading Dickens' Barnaby Rudge, he used "Master" so many times I was getting tired of it, but it did help keep track of who was speaking. Or at least the relationship between the speaker and the spoken too. I didn't find Bujold's use of M'lord any different. Whether it was Roic, or the embassy staff, in a society with that structure, folks think of the peerage with titles, let alone speak with the titles. Not all that different from a yank thinking about a woman as Miss or Mrs.

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Date:October 23rd, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the Afterword as well. Nice little finishing touch.

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