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Katya deals in Authenticities and Captures trading on nostalgia for a past long gone Her clients are rich and they demand items and experiences with only the finest verifiable provenance Other people’s lives. Katya lives in a futuristic world where everyone and everything is linked to the web Her AI speaks in her ear and fills her vision telling her about the people around her their histories past business deals and anything that could be of interest to her in her job as an Authenticities basically antiues dealer One day on her way back from a purchase she sees a man shoot a deer very illegal and realizes that her connection to the web has crashed leaving her marooned in the real world with a potential maniac What's he doing and is she going to surviveI see where Kowal was trying to take this novella but it didn't really work for me She wrote as her narrator trying to recount a story without the use of computers which in this world is particularly difficult as everyone in the future uses computers to remember anything and shows her discomfort at her disconnected state by inserting misspellings and typos But she didn't do this consistently it was just random enough for me to forget that she was using this device and say to myself Typo and then remember that it was supposed to be there So it turned into this annoying distractionI was most interested in Katya's job as an Authenticities dealer but when Kowal moved the story off the grid that essentially removed that element In this passage Katya's analyzing a typewriter It looked to be from the mid twentieth century though without picking it up or using my loupe I couldn't confirm that The fine dust caked into the grooves around the base seemed real enough though Most people who print fakes know enough to add dust to make it seem older but they usually put it on too thickly and without regard for the use patterns of everyday objects pg 7 ebook The parts that I loved the most read like a futuristic Antiues Road Show which would have been awesome if the story had continued along that veinThe novella reached for depths that it never really explored but this passage caught my attention It feels like he wanted me there to bear witness but maybe it was just an opportunity that presented itself because I stopped If I hadn't if I had biked on through would I have known that this was a cusp point in my life Probably not It makes you wonder doesn't it how many other cusp points you sail through in life without any awareness pg 11 ebook I do wonder about that Life seems to be a series of stumblings and fortunate events but is it really as random as it seems If you take one road instead of another does it even matter Aware or not life unfolds I don't know What do you thinkWhat ruined this short read for me was that I didn't get the ending at all I essentially had to go back and read it all again but then I still had a moment of Huh Katya describes my over arching feelings well There were so few things that made sense about the whole experience; I'm not sure why I expected events to suddenly appear orderly and rational now pg 25 ebookview spoilerAnd the deer blood What was up with that hide spoiler

Summary µ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Mary Robinette Kowal

Nting deer cut her off from the cloud took her AI and made her his unwilling guestThere are no Authenticities or Captures to prove Katya’s story of what happened in the forest You’ll just have to believe h. 35 stars I really enjoyed this very short novella It does a lot in a few pages but I was not satisfied with it in that I felt there was so much story to tell The author does a great job of pulling you in and building tensionsuspense but then the ending just wasn't satisfying

Mary Robinette Kowal ☆ 5 Summary

Have value after allBut when her AI suddenly stops whispering in her ear she finds herself cut off from the grid and loses communication with the rest of the worldThe man who stepped out of the trees while hu. For a short novella I actually got surprisingly invested in this — and didn’t really realise until the end where I was rooting for something A rescue a redemption something The sting in the tail of the story while most of it was obvious to me works well and adds to the meaning of everything that comes before it which is exactly how stories should be written — especially short onesThe setting of the story while not revolutionary — the whole idea of society being connected of storing your memories practically in the cloud of never being out of touch — is done well too; not too obtrusive and yet it permeates the storyThe conceit of the typewriter and the typos etc just drove me a bit mad though Nope cannot be doing with typos even on purpose apparently But that’s a personal peeve probably driven by my editing work and didn’t get in the way of the story itselfIn the end I just wanted a little I wanted the why and we got some of it but I wanted the motives of people we didn’t even meet in the story So of course it was limited by the narration but But GimmeOriginally posted here

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  • Forest of Memory
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • en
  • 25 April 2018
  • 9780765383891

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