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Old 02-24-2014, 06:28 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
[...] and I just couldn't believe the lack of problems with language and culture in general.
I enjoyed the book and thought that it was a fun read. In fact, I moved right on to Dragonfly in Amber, the second in the series. But I had to be very determined about ignoring the lack of language and culture problems. Connie Willis addressed both those issues in Doomsday Book, which we read last year.

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Actually, rather than Jamie striking me as not behaving as a man might be expected, it was Claire who seemed to me to be the one who was not acting in a traditional gender role. Most specifically, it was the way she seemingly had no qualms about bedding Jamie for her own purposes that struck me as something a man would be more likely to do.
Reading the bold part of the above quote caused me to think: well, isn't that just the sweetest thing... I don't believe my own gender, generally, to have purer motives than men. We may, however, be more convincing at disguising our most base motives.
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