- Catherynne M. Valente – The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All The Way Home
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- The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home
Catherynne Valente seemd so taken with her own complexity and fondness for wordplay that she tangled herself up trying to replicate it.
Catherynne M. Valente – The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All The Way Home
The final book in the Fairyland series, however, comes very close to recapturing the original magic. The premise itself is so outrageous it seems that it must succeed. All the dead rulers of Fairyland resurrected and ready to fight for the Crown? Let the drama begin!
But despite the huge cast of characters, Valente never loses sight of our protagonist September and her dearest friends. She takes us along with them for a final whirlwind tour of Fairyland and all its oddities.
It is a fitting farewell. Admittedly at times, Valente still seems trapped by her own word weaving. For pages the text will go on, trying to highlight for readers just how eccentric and strange this world can be. D o you get it? Do you understand how weird and wonderful this is?
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Do you see my wordplay? Do you get it?
It gets old fast and I regret that I often found myself skipping passages that were unable to contain their descriptive excess. A little editing would have done much. But aside from this, the story works very well. We see new places and visit old ones. Former characters readers have come to love make their final appearances. The hint of romance, developed from the start, starts blooming into something a little more.
Our dear September has grown up and she is wise and weary and just a little annoyed that no one takes a seventeen-year-old girl very seriously, no matter how much she has seen and done. It feels right that we should say good-bye. But I?
I loved to sew. The place felt like the common room of a particularly unhinged college or a particularly well-behaved madhouse.
The Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home
And that is the last lesson of childhood: You spend all your years fighting against the injustice of big folk and their big rules until you are ready to rule yourself. We agreed to refrain from magic and other weapons while the club is in session. I know some of us are very cranky, having only recently come back from the dead, but reanimation is no excuse. Caught up in the madness are the changelings Hawthorn and Tamburlaine, the combat wombat Blunderbuss, the gramophone Scratch, the Green Wind, and September's parents, who have crossed the universe to find their daughter….
Spoke held up one black-and-white claw with an elegant calling card snared between the pincers. Names are awfully old magic, older than the monarchy, older than me. Your name is the armor you wear in the Battle of Everyday. I was born in the Houppelande Hills before the calendar learned to count to thirty-one. My father was a printing press with kind letter-block eyes.
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