Babel

RF Kuang

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Author: RF Kuang Format: Physical/Kindle Rating: Thoughts:

josh read

Really enjoyed this light fantasy book the conceit is very fun and clever - magic is found in the distance between the translations of words - that things indescribable become tangible and carry their own energy. wizards are etymologists. the book is also clever to set itself in england, and treat the power of language as another extracted colonial good. students from other countries are prized because they are naturally multilingual but still suffer at the hands of a monoethnic racist society - these students are the main characters of the book story is long but tight, the point is clear, compelling world, good characters, recommend