Weird Fiction Review on Bitter Orange
This reminds me of some of the reviews of The Concrete Sky: the same thing has occasionally been said about that book. For what it's worth, I knew exactly what I was doing in both cases, and why. No matter, the overall review is positive enough and the criticism is not unfair. (Considering some of the astoundingly stupid shit that has been said about my work in the past, I'd like to think I've grown a sense of perspective!) This is also a good review in the sense that it is clear that the reviewer had thought deeply enough about what she was reading, and was immersed enough in the story, that the shift in tone and pace at the end didn't work for her. And it's positive in the sense that it's not mindless squee.
So. Another good review, albeit not one without some reservations!