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Review: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet - Becky Chambers

My favorite part of Game of Thrones (tv version) is Sam and Gilly wandering about Westeros being kind to each other. This book is the wandering misfit spaceship crew version of that. Just people from different cultures approaching being in each others' company for the long hall with respect and when possible affection.


Don't go into this one looking for a twisty, turny plot. The title is the plot. And while there is some action, it's usually the thing getting in the way of the wonderful character development bits. What is this book where I want less stabbing and more talking?


Golly. This book is a long hug at the end of a longer day. A warm shower after a bone chilling rain. I'm sad it wasn't longer. I'm devastated about the one unfixably bad thing that happened. I'm looking forward to more from this author.