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In a Mexico we might have all forgotten, Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Her mother Elena, sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life - no youngest daughter has ever married and her daughter will not be the first to break tradition. Tita's heart is broken when her mother instead offers to Pedro her other daughter, and he accepts. Now they live in the same house, and Mama Elena cannot forbid their love as she did their marriage but Tita has one weapon left, her cooking.
As a long time Baxter and Pratchett fan I looked forward to The Long Earth with curiosity of these two authors styles coming together. The rich character development and biting wit of Pratchett’s fantasy jux-apposed to Baxter's advanced theories and ideas of "Future History" seam extraordinarily destine to meet. The notion of stepping through the multiverse and the social economics effects as well as, "to what purpose" we as humans are here is an extremely compelling discourse. Yet The Long Earth rushes past these opportunities to an end that only leaves you longing for more side trips. Fenton-Stevens performs is a solid read with good character voice definition and a wonderful ability to sing at key parts of the story. I am left wishing it was so much more and grateful for what it is.
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