Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Windup Girl

This is going to be a short post because I basically agree with everyone. First off, I really enjoyed this book. The multiple narrations, and subplots opened up more possibilities. All the characters brought something different to the book, and helped create and understanding of the setting.
Speaking of setting, I'm happy the novel took place in Thailand because most science fiction settings do not focus on this area. They mostly consist of space, the United States, or some other Western location. It was nice to see a story take place somewhere beyond the typical setting.


Caleb Weeks said...

I agree with what you said about the setting in Thailand. It's good to get some fresh setting material.

Elizabeth said...

I also agree with the setting comment. I think its really good that its placed somewhere else... I feel that this gives the book a sense of novelty, but also takes us out of our comfort zone. Could this be part of the problem with reading it?

Tristram said...

The setting may have thrown some people off because it's not the typical science fiction setting. I do believe that is a reason why some people disliked the story.