So, my goal for today was to sit down with a printed out version and a pen and make my first pass through it. I’m still a little foggy-headed, so I think I’ll go through it again when I’m feeling better, but I am really, really happy with it. I’m a little concerned that I might want more descriptions of the city itself, considering how much psychic space the city takes up in the story. But that’s the only thing that nags at me a little.
Otherwise, I’m really pleased with how distinct each of the voices in each of the stories is, how different their approach to their mutual circumstances are.
I would happily read a book like this and finish it and feel that I had spent some time doing something interesting.
And I guess that’s all I can hope for.
I haven’t started on the index yet. Maybe that will happen in the next pass.
But no matter what, I’m really happy at this point.