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Topic: DId anyone finish Finch -Jeff VanderMeer?

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Subject: DId anyone finish Finch -Jeff VanderMeer?
Date Posted: 12/31/2009 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 9/3/2008
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I have it reserved in our library system. I don't know how many copies they have but I'm number 131. Is it the same guy that edited that steampunk anthology? -which was a good one by the way- Or am I messing up my authors? (too lazy to look right now...)  Anyway  How was/is the book?


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Date Posted: 1/1/2010 1:39 AM ET
Member Since: 1/29/2009
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All the VanderMeers I bought are in my post-challenge stack. I'm still 28 books away from looking at them.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 1/1/2010 9:20 AM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
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Ann, Finch was my last book for '09!  I finished it at about 11:00 PM last night.  I liked it quite a bit, but I was disappointed to realize that while it's considered a stand alone novel, it answers questions raised in two previous books: City of Saints and Madmen and Shriek: An Afterward.  The latter is specifically mentioned in Finch, and I would have read both first if I knew they were related.  I have City of Saints and Madmen on hold at the library now (I am guessing my library gets a lot less activity than yours...Finch was checked in when I looked it up...) 

Anyway, Jeff VanderMeer and his wife have edited a number of anthologies together, including the Steampunk one you're talking about.   

Date Posted: 1/1/2010 9:48 AM ET
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Thanks for the info Matt.  I'll hunt down those 2 books.and read them before Finch.    I stayed up til 4 am reading books 1 & 2 of Elizabeth Moon's Paksenarrion trilogy last night.  I can count them for something in the fantasy challenge.  My New Years resolution should have been -finish reading the books you've started in December before starting something new.