Babel (Hardcover, 2022, Harper Voyager) 4 stars

Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.

Robin Swift, orphaned …

Good, but not without flaws

4 stars

Some frustration with footnotes (both spotting the asterix and how Kuang was using them - particularly early on - but there was a moment of clarity later on… but then Chapter 31 happened?!?) and that the queer characters were killed off and never able to tell each other they were head-over-heels (and not in a tragedy style way either)… but otherwise really good.

I love translation and the thought that goes into it - much of which is covered here.