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Book Report: Diplomatic Immunity

I don’t know about y’all, Gentle Readers, but depression sends me to the old bookshelf. And then to the bathtub. And if Your Humble Blogger is looking for a bathtub book, the shelf with all the Bujolds is pretty much where I start. As you may have noticed. So, I picked up Diplomatic Immunity. It’s good enough, although I think it’s the worst of the Vorkosigan books. Still, it did its comforting job.

I do think that the book is a sign that Ms. Bujold is pretty much ready to stop writing about Miles. I note that there are competing rumours of a new book in the works and a lengthy hiatus planned. Fair enough. I’d enjoy another Quinn book, or a Sergeyar book, but as much as I like Miles, I’d rather see her take a long break from him than see him in books that don’t have much to them. And, of course, since I spent two books falling for Ekaterin, I’m disappointed that Ms. Bujold pretty much fails with her in DI. Actually, I could spend a while talking about all the things I don’t like or that I think don’t work in the book, but what would be the point? After all, it was there for me when I needed it, and that’s the important thing.

Thank you,
-Vardibidian.