[BOOKS] ✴ All the Birds in the Sky ✻ Charlie Jane Anders – Ivogue.co.uk

All the Birds in the Sky Childhood Friends Patricia Delfine, A Witch, And Laurence Armstead, A Mad Scientist, Parted Ways Under Mysterious Circumstances During Middle School But As Adults They Both Wind Up In Near Future San Francisco, Where Laurence Is An Engineering Genius And Patricia Works With A Small Band Of Other Magicians To Secretly Repair The World S Ever Growing Ailments But Something Is Determined To Bring Them Back Together To Either Save The World, Or End It.


10 thoughts on “All the Birds in the Sky

  1. says:

    This is one weirdass book A good kind of weird, but it definitely isn t for everyone.All the Birds in the Sky transcends genres, refusing to find its place anywhere is it sci fi Paranormal fantasy Dystopian alternate world Magical realism In truth, it s some of all of those A quirky and strange blend of science and magic.I can t really liken it to anything else, which makes reviewing hard but is, ultimately, a huge compliment I love to be able to say I have never read anything like thi This is one weirdass book A good kind of weird, but it definitely isn t for everyone.All the Birds in the Sky transcends genres, refusing to find its place anywhere is it sci fi Paranormal fantasy Dystopian alternate world Magical realism In truth, it s some of all of those A quirky and strange blend of science and m...


  2. says:

    I hated this book.If you want the epic rant, read on but beware profanity and spoilers view spoiler The writing was shitty It was wildly uneven and trying WAY TOO HARD to be relevant to an ironic hipster Internet crowd, which really doesn t exist except in liberal website comment sections and people s political rant blogs, and if I have to read about another eco friendly locally sourced vegan hole in the wall restaurant that our characters go to pick up their overpriced coffees while the I hated this book.If you want the epic rant, read on but beware profanity and spoilers view spoiler The writing was shitty It was wildly uneven and trying WAY TOO HARD to be relevant to an ironic hipster Internet crowd, which really doesn t exist except in liberal website comment sections and people s political rant blogs, and if I have to read about another eco friendly locally sourced vegan hole in the wall restaurant that our characters go to pick up their overpriced coffees while the world is crumbling around them and they know people dying in refugee camps, I will scream.The story was shitty It utterly fell apart in the second half Nothing made sense When the terms superscience and doomsday machine are used by charactersthan once, I know this shit s going to be bad The magic wasn t any better either I think it wanted to be Brakebills IT WASN T The story is supposed to be somehow I guess, I can t really tell about how Patricia and Laurence ...


  3. says:

    Indestructible Or to put it in milder terms, I just got ran over by a mac truck This novel is just too important to miss, whether or not you re into SF or Fantasy, because it is both It s a long and delightful and REAL conversation between the two, a heartfelt exploration and a synthesis, a heartbreaking tale and a true wonderment of fiction.I guess I kinda liked it.It s a lotthan a magical realism novel, and it s no experiment There s nothing unreadable about it and it doesn t have t Indestructible Or to put it in milder ter...


  4. says:

    What a wildly imaginative, delightful novel I had no idea what to expect from this book but I was just thrilled with this book from the beginning to the end Patricia and Laurence, who meet each other as kids and develop a friendship of convenience that becomes muchby the end of the novel, are wonderfully drawn characters I love how fully fleshed...


  5. says:

    All the Birds in the Sky is a trove of near misses and reads like a low budget, bad action flick Among its flaws, the book contains characters who lack depth, children who talk like adults, forced romance, and a hollow plot lacking substance.


  6. says:

    Self awareness paradoxically requires an awareness of the other A magical savant, a super genius, the world on the brink of eco apocalypse, possible ways out, or are the solutions as dangerous as the problem and young love What s not to like Laurence Amstead is your basic pre ad tech genius, indulging in minor projects like inventing a two second tim...


  7. says:

    San Francisco never stopped astonishing Lawrence wild raccoons and possums wondered the streets, especially at night, and their shiny fur and long tails looked just like stray cats, unless you look twice Skunks nested under people s houses Is there any magic left in the world Magic to heal and provide hope Has it been completely upstaged by technology, fallen into a meaningless oblivion How far can technology go Where does its contribution to society stop and the potential dangers begSan Francisco never stopped astonishing Lawrence wild raccoons and possums wondered the streets, especially at night, and their shiny fur and long tails looked just like stray cats, unless you look twice Skunks nested under people s houses Is there any magic left in the world Magic to heal and provide hope Has it been completely upstaged by technology, fallen into a meaningless oblivion How far can technology go Where does its contribution to society stop and the potential dangers begin Let s try to find the answers in beautiful San Francisco through the eyes of our protagonists, Patricia, a witch, and Lawrence, a tech genius.To begin with, I need to say that I am really, really tired of the latest trend of parents being horrible I am actually positively fed up seeing fathers and mothers being cruel and heartless because they don t understand how special their children are I don t like the message communicated through novels and I don t believe that this is a ...


  8. says:

    I didn t want to finish this but I wanted it to be over A short book, but every day the Kindle would taunt me with the slow progression of %86%90%94% .I would groan and sigh every time I went to pick it up There was no way to remember what was happening because every chapter was so different and so weird There was very little continuity, huge time jumps, and no cohesion of location meaning I never knew exactly when or where the charaters were They said get lost in a book I didn t want to finish this but I wanted it to be over A short book, but every day the Kindle would taunt me with the slow progression of %86%90%94% .I would groan and sigh every time I went to pick it up There was no way to r...


  9. says:

    ImpressiveSo I kinda loved this We have 2 junior high outcasts named Patricia and Laurence, both painfully geeky and both destined to change the world.Until they grow up and go their separate ways to discover that what made them different made them awesome.Patricia goes to a magical school that was founded by the joining two seemingly disparate groups healers and tricksters foreshadowing It s like if you took The Ability by way of The Magicians for the magical aspects of her life It s ImpressiveSo I kinda loved this We have 2 junior high outcasts named Patricia and Laurence, both painfully geeky and both destined to change the world.Until they grow up and go their separate ways to discover that what made them different made them awesome.Patricia goes to a magical school that was founded by the joining two seemingly disparate groups healers and tricksters foreshadowing It s like if you took The Ability by way of The Magicians for the magical aspects of her life It s supernatural yet really grounded in reality and there s a grittiness to the harsh lessons she learns along the way She discovers she s a witch by talking to birds and a magical tree as a young child.A young Laurence witnesses her magic and is so freaked out that he abjures her for years.Before he does that, wunderkind Laurence is working on creating a supercomputer in his closet and enlists Patricia to help him create the AI algorithm for it foreshadowing He eventually becomes a tech genius while his ...


  10. says:

    Eek I gave it 85 pages, but I can t keep reading this book The writing is pretty bad It s stilted and unnatural, especially the dialogue I can t get past the writing style to actually enjoy what s happening in the story And because the novel is a weird mash up of science fiction and fantasy and I m not sure if that s just accepted in this world because neither of the main characters is fazed by anything magical or inexplicable happening it was difficult to get situated in the goings on of t Eek I gave it 85 pages, but I can t keep reading this book The writing is pretty bad It s stilted and unnatural, especially the dialogue I can t get past the writing style to actually enjoy what s happening in the story And because the novel is a weird mash up of science fiction and fantasy and I m not sure if that s just accepted in this world because neither of the main characters is fazed by anything magical or inexplicable happening it was difficult to get situated in the goings on ...


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