Cuckoo's Egg

C. J. Cherryh
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As the Best Stories do...


As the best stories do, this one begins in darkness and sheds filaments of light in tiny fragments. Piece by piece, the puzzle slides into place. In many ways, I empathized with Thorn's situation because, as the reader, I felt as though Cherryh was in the role of Dunn and I was Thorn - constantly wondering what was really going on and confused about where we were going. The prose can be a bit difficult at times but the payoff is well worth the journey. Excellent, excellent story-telling and wonderfully rendered characters.