Her childhood, her years at Oxford during the Second World War - those were solid things. But after that, did she marry Mark or not? Did her friends all call her Trish, or Pat? Had she been a housewife who escaped a terrible marriage after her children were grown, or a successful travel writer with homes in Britain and Italy? And the moon outside her window: does it host a benign research station, or a command post bristling with nuclear missiles?
Two lives, two worlds, two versions of modern history; each with their loves and losses, their sorrows and triumphs. Jo Walton's My Real Children is the tale of both of Patricia Cowan's lives... and of how every life means the entire world.
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By Lauren on 08-01-15
A strange take on an otherwise simple story.
What did you like best about My Real Children? What did you like least?
I liked the alternate history elements mentioned in the background of the main story, The main story itself, both Pat and Trish was engaging enough, but slow paced and without tension. The ending was ultimately unfulfilling, and i would have enjoyed some kind of exploration into the "why" of the parallel worlds. Was a little depressing overall.
Would you be willing to try another book from Jo Walton? Why or why not?
Probably not, a little substanceless and slow paced for my liking. not a bad book overall however.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Alison Larkin?
yes. she did a good job.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By RueRue on 17-04-15
Great story, intriguing concept
Loved the concept and the story built from the choice made by Patricia. A very intriguing and interesting story. Very much a character-driven plot, and very little "science fiction". Alison Larkin was the perfect narrator for this.
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