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As much as I love the Valdemar stories
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2016
As much as I love the Valdemar stories, I didn't love this book. Too many of the stories just didn't seem to have a point, or perhaps they lacked resolution. It was almost like reading about a day or two in someone's life, without understanding why those days were significant. In a couple of cases, characters were introduced and/or situations set up that would have been very interesting, but the story just seemed to stop. Granted, these were short stories -- but in these cases I think perhaps the short format wasn't the best for the purpose.