Detailed, but I wish it was more cohesive. There was a lot going on, many different threads to the book, but instead of feeling like the story steadily wove them together I got the impression that the author dropped one to go to another, then remembered he'd better go back and at least mention that other thing so you didn't forget. The effect robs the book of tension and inevitability, and while I was mildly curious how things were going to work out, it wasn't quite the driving need to know that such fraught events should have produced. The characters were relatively well differentiated, but Jenny's agency is consistently undermined by her own problems and everyone around her which gives the distasteful, if unintentional, effect of the male characters in the story bulldogging around and the female characters largely being cowed into following instructions. Toward the end of the book, she does manage to take better control and begin directing events with more authority (both within herself and the plot), but details were scattered enough at that point that this didn't feel like a realistic evolution of the character toward revelation, but more like the author changing tack with the tool he created. All in all, I think there are a lot of very worthwhile parts of this book, but the execution felt rushed to me.
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