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Excellent novel. I loved the journeys (both literal and metaphorical) made by all the protagonists, and the way their paths and relationships developed throughout. The explanation of the stuff of fantasy in terms of advanced technology was pure genius.

At over 400 pages this is not a quick read. It's long. It's complicated. And as Norm says below, there's a *lot* of stuff in it. But having read it, I can't think of any bits that I'd be happy to take out. It's all interlinked.

This is definitely one that goes on my "to be re-read" list.
01/14/2011
Reads more like the author's personal fantasy than a novel. It had some good moments but there was way too much detail about how exactly the cute little robot girl was dressed every day. The ending was weak. There is a natural stopping point about two thirds of the way through the novel, but it continues past this for a lame happy-ever-after ending. Still, if you have the same fantasies (your own life size walking, talking doll to dress up and make love to), then this book might be for you.
01/14/2011
Loved it! This is a great fun read and a new take on the "first contact" theme. Will definitely look out other books by the same author.
04/11/2010