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When I pick a book up, I am travelling to a distant place and some times I become one of the characters in a book. My love for stories are the ones that begin and end where fiction is more honest than reality.

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When Science and Fantasy Combines = A Weird and Interesting Story

All the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane Anders

Well, it took a while. I mean, almost a month to complete. Now why is that, you must wonder? Let me laid it out and why this book deserves a four star rating from me.


All the Birds in the Sky is an original, unique story unlike any other with a blend of science fiction and magic. Its a story that spans a few decades where an unforeseen future takes place and an inevitable fate where two unlikely people (Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead) cross path that would shape the future of mankind. To top it off - its also a very weird story.


At first, I do find that each part (which are called Books) does not seem to connect too well with one another. It took me a while to figure out where this is going as I felt every single chapter is a filler. It was to a point of part 4 that every thing was laid out and how each of these chapter connects in a weird sense. As the story progress, there are some back stories (fillers) which was kind of important that leads to the main plot but weak on supporting characters, which at times are forgettable and unmemorable. Still, part of its science and fantasy blend was so different, I never expect it to connected well that I even accept it. Its the sort of weird that I like and never read before but the kind of fun weird that I enjoy most.


To me, the book may not be anyone's normal kind of reading where even reading, reader's had a set of rules of acceptance that can not be broken. All the Birds in the Sky breaks all that belief and in a way, I like it a lot. Its fresh, its new and simply put - its just some thing I like surprisingly. It did took me a while to finish it because I did had a hard time to accept but in the end, the realization of how good this book is finally dawn on me and it is good. Its just I need to suspend what I know and accept what this book is meant to be told.