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Through careful experimentation, I've determined that my levels of Vorkosigan fannishness are primarily founded on "how long has it been since I read the part of Brothers in Arms where Miles and Galeni are held prisoner", despite the fact that there are a number of other characters that I'm sincerely attached to, and it's not even my favorite in the series.

.../rereads Brothers in Arms

It's just so delightful. What a great book about secret clones. What a satisfying execution of like four of my favorite tropes--let's see, that's "previously wary characters open up to each other because they have nothing to do all day but sit around and wait to get interrogated/killed", "characters get hit with the best inhibition-lowering type truth drug in literature", "character expresses non-pointless but hilarious defiance towards their former loved one and present torturer", and "character resists said truth drug through sheer manic overresponse." Like hitting cans on a fence. The only depressing thing is that in my memory it's always longer. Oh, and I could do with more Mark in the mix. But otherwise: perfect idfic, go directly to Komarran secret-terrorist-cell jail, do not pass Go.

Date: 2013-03-12 08:37 pm (UTC)
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Brothers in Arms is one of my favorite Vorkosigan books as well! And the bit where Miles and Galeni are held prisoner is the crux of it, and I am inordinately fond of it. Richard the Third! Bitter, ironic defiance! Prickly defensive negotiating-his-identity Galeni! With multiple narratives mirrors and cracked reflections going on for several layers. Yes plz.

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