“Quick Thoughts: Among Others is a novel full of that magical brilliance that I just cannot properly explain with words. It is the ultimate genre blending novel. It is a fantasy novel for science fiction fans, a character study for those who love well plotted tales. It is an adult novel that embraces the tropes of children and young adult literature, adding texture and created something totally unique.”
Wow. Now I regret even more having skipped this last year. I’m hearing awards buzz for it as well, and this joins a long list of critics I respect hailing it. I’m so glad that in particular the review mention the Welsh sing song going from too much to lovely – I was really turned off by the audio sample, wondering if I could take the accent for a whole book. Sounds like the answer is an overwhelming yes.