Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This could not be renewed at the library so it was now or never. The
story is 90% a female pilot in the 20th century with enough dips into
other storylines to want to go back to Marian. Do I think it will win
the Booker? I'd be surprised, but I enjoyed the read.
Additional thoughts after recording about it and responding to comments...
feel like by the time the author got to the actual great circle trip, I
didn't need to read it, it almost felt redundant. I was all in on the
side characters during Marian's time period but didn't need the
contemporary time period except for what that allows us to learn about Marian (this could have been included a different way, perhaps.
characters are all individually contemplating their sexuality which
sometimes felt forced. I'm not a prude but I'm not sure it always fit?
It stood out a bit awkwardly.
I did fall into the trap of
f0orgetting Marian wasn't real. I like the historical fiction approach
where the place and events are real but the people are made up.
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