Amal El-Mohtar, Max Gladstone: This Is How You Lose the Time War (Hardcover, 2019, Simon and Schuster) 4 stars

Two time-traveling agents from warring futures, working their way through the past, begin to exchange …


2 stars

I think I get it, it's jazz- two authors in an experimental flirtation. One author is scifi, the other enjoys regency epistolary romance. A cute experiment that never should have seen the light of day

The cringe. The prose is so awkward, so desperate. It's like Ready Player One, full of snide references- Do you get it? Do you see? Are you worthy of me & my enormous capacity for yellowing Tumblr memes & high-school literary reference?

Yeah, nah. Get in the bin.