November SF Book Club. "The Years of Rice and Salt" by K.S. Robinson.

Discussion in 'Science Fiction' started by Diziet Sma, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Diziet Sma

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  2. Safari Bob

    Safari Bob Well-Known Member

    I second this. I just ordered it.
     
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  3. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    Works for me.
     
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  4. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    Well, I guess it is just the three of us...

    By the way, Ken, will you be reading it?
     
  5. Safari Bob

    Safari Bob Well-Known Member

    Still waiting for it to get here. :(
     
  6. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    I deleted the sample. Alt history isn't my cup of tea. Picky ain't I?
     
  7. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

    Be interested to hear thoughts on this book. Must say it sounds like it's a love it or hate it kinda book. Don't think it would be my cup of tea.
     
  8. Safari Bob

    Safari Bob Well-Known Member

    It came in the mail, today! I am looking forward to starting it tonight.
     
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  9. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    It is a very clever book indeed with many layers to unravel. Yesterday, I read the most wonderful theory about cuckoo souls and colic babies and today, I have just entered Al-Andalus. For personal reasons, I’m finding this section particularly intriguing. I have to remind myself though, that this is alternative history as I find myself, every now and then, arguing with Robinson about some of the facts.
     
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  10. Safari Bob

    Safari Bob Well-Known Member

    I have made it through the Chinese discovery of the New World. I am enjoying it quite a bit!
     
  11. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    I have caught up and I have begun reading the 4th book about alchemy.
    I have some doubts about the structure of TYoSa, as it keeps introducing the same characters in very different scenarios. Despite the fact they are trying to grow spiritually in each reincarnation, it feels to me more like novellas rather than a connecting, common thread moving along the book.
     
  12. Safari Bob

    Safari Bob Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I agree, although they do try to bring this together in future chapters/books/cycles. Stay tuned!
     
  13. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    Good! I'm enjoying it but I am not in love with it.
     

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