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rwmg
Way Station | Clifford D. Simak
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Unknown to the rest of Earth's inhabitants, Enoch Wallace is looking after a station in a inter-stellar transportation network but affairs on Earth and in the Galactic Council are coming to a crisis.

This was a pioneering work of pastoral science fiction which still exerts its quiet attraction with on one level weird and wonderful goings-on but on another an uneventful slice of life until the last 1/3 of the book.

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@RamsFan1963

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Way Station | Clifford D. Simak
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
Way Station | Clifford D. Simak
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5 ⭐️s
After my first Simak merely a week ago, I was nervous about how much I might like this one. I ADORE it! It‘s a library copy but I love it so much it‘s been added to my list of books to buy for my collection. Enoch is such a wonderful protagonist. Just enough of the old fashioned without being a patriarchal ass. His relationships with all the supporting characters were so lovely. I will absolutely be picking up more Simak in the future!

Ruthiella I really liked this one too. BTW did you finally finish Dahlgren or did you bail? 😱🤔 3d
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella Lol, I bailed at a little over halfway. It was such a relief. 😅🤣 How about you? 3d
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Ruthiella I bailed too! 🤣 2d
RamsFan1963 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @Ruthiella Dhalgren, and 90% of Delany's work IMO, is a very acquired taste. You either love it or hate it, there's no grey area in between. 2d
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @RamsFan1963 The parts that I did like in Dhalgren, I REALLY liked. It‘s what got me so far into the book. I might give another one of his a try in the future. My recent experience with Simak proved I can‘t judge an author by one book, for sure. 2d
RamsFan1963 @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm If you're going to read more Simak, can I recommend They Walked Like Men and Why Call Them Back From Heaven?. Those are two of my favorites by him, he also writes great short stories. 2d
MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @RamsFan1963 Thanks, I‘ll definitely check those out! I really do enjoy his writing and want to read more of him. 2d
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swynn
Way Station | Clifford D. Simak
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(1963) Joining the #ClassicLSFBC this month, and I'm glad I did. I remember trying to read Way Station in my early teens and running out of interest early. And though I still see why -- there's little of the peril and rapid pacing that defined a good read for me then -- man, was I wrong about this. It's thoughtful and humane and just lovely, a sort of proto-cozy sf, and I wonder what else I've missed from Simak.

Bookwomble Great review. I utterly agree 😁 3d
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TheSpineView
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

I finished Way Station yesterday. It was the April selection for #ClassicLSFBC @RamsFan1963
Working on two other books. Hope to have another finished today.

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TheSpineView
Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES

Yesterday I finished Inked In Lies and started Way Station for #ClassicLSFBC @RamsFan1963

DieAReader 🥳🔥Doing great!! 2w
TheSpineView @DieAReader 👍🤩🌞 2w
Andrew65 Puts my 477 hours to shame. Well done 👏👏👏 2w
TheSpineView @Andrew65 Thanks! There is still plenty of time to caught up. 2w
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Ruthiella
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All Litsy group reads this #weekendreads

Rebecca for #PemberLittens #Hashtagbrigade

The Secret of Red Gate Farm for #NancyDrewBR

Way Station for #ClassicLSFBC

Enjoying them all! 👍

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BookmarkTavern
BookSpinBingo | Untitled
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I am so ready for spring and April‘s #BingoBoard ! 🎊

#BookSpin Pandora‘s Jar, #DoubleSpin The Wind‘s Twelve Quarters

#Roll10 The Wind‘s Twelve Quarters, Tribe, The Nez Pearce

#OokBOokClub Sourcery

#AuldLangSpine Pandora‘s Jar

#ClassicLSFBC Way Station

#LitsySciFiBookClub The Calculating Stars

#SeasonalCozies Flowers and Foul Play

Trixie Belden Read The Secret of the Mansion

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!! 2w
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Bookwomble
Way Station | Clifford D. Simak
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Ahh 😌 I love the quietness of Simak's writing. He deals with big questions calmly, he's enchanting and optimistic, but tinged with sadness, opening majestic vistas while acknowledging the transitoriness of life and the inevitability of change. I think the sadness is in the limitedness of individual experience, the optimism in the potential of collective growth, and his magic is in seeking to reconcile us to both realities.

Bookwomble @TieDyeDude @RamsFan1963 Oops! I mixed up my Tuesday Tunes tag with my Classic LSFBC tag! Apologies ☺️ 2w
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RamsFan1963
Way Station | Clifford D. Simak
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Hello fellow #ClassicLSFBC readers! Happy Easter!
Tomorrow is April 1st, so it's time to put the unpleasant memories of Dhalgren behind us, and look forward to April's selection, Way Station by Clifford D. Simak. I've read several Simak novels, but never this one. I'm looking forward to a lighter and shorter reading experience than our last selection.
@Bookwomble @Ruthiella @TheSpineView @BookmarkTavern @wanderinglynn @Readergrrl

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