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Raging Biblioholism

Familiar

Familiar - J. Robert Lennon A smooth and swift read, dealing in a sort of [a:Scarlett Thomas|53597|Scarlett Thomas|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1244060683p2/53597.jpg] way with alternate universes and the butterfly effect. But it all feels very "Detatched Indie Fantastic" (as I'm hereby naming the subgenre) and as a result I felt sort of cold and a little empty-sad at the end of it. Not because of anything that happened in the novel but because of the novel itself. The short length makes it tolerable and the writing really is terrific - but I sometimes wish that there was a bit more zest and life in these stories. Otherwise, I worry that we're all becoming too sad in a not-sad-but-just-glum way.More at RB: http://wp.me/sGVzJ-familiar