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One of the very best Miles Vorkosigan novels. Miles makes a bad decision and loses nearly everything, but finds that life carries on regardless and is soon back on form. The comedy, plotting and characterisation all work brilliantly. If you haven't read a Vorkosigan novel before don't start here (try Warrior's Apprentice). If you have already read the sequence thus far then you don't really need me going on about how brilliant it is. Just believe me: this is a notch better.
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I love everything Lois McMaster Bujold writes, but after many years of re-reading and audio rehearing, I do think Memory is the best thing she's ever written. A perfect pearl of a novel, in its balance of pain and pleasure, humour and sadness, adventure and character/relationship development. Such a pleasure every time. And I still cry at some parts every time.
I hope someday Audible publishes the whole series (or at least numbers them), in the
meanwhile, here is something that might be useful.
The Vorkosigan Saga, in series order:
- Dreamweaver's Dilemma
- Falling Free
- Shards of Honor
- The Warrior's Apprentice
- The Mountains of Mourning (included in Borders of Infinity)
- The Vor Game
- Ethan of Athos
- Labyrinth (included in Borders of Infinity)
- The Borders of Infinity
- Brothers in Arms
- Mirror Dance (1994)
- Memory (1996)
- Komarr (1998)
- A Civil Campaign
- Winterfair Gifts
- Diplomatic Immunity
In truth you can skip around, but it's more fun if you kindof read these in order.
40 of 42 people found this review helpful
I love the whole Vorkosigan saga and cant say I dont like any one of the books. But we all have favorites and this one is mine. Yes, its not so action packed as most of the others, but it strikes a meditative, gloomy and very deep note inside me. It is a more adult book than the other to me, although all of the Miles books have concealed (well weaved) ideas which do not come across to everyone.
Have fun with it, and try to feel the emotions, not only the plot! )
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