Yeah, I have thoughts.
The Yiddish Policeman's Union is an overrated book rife with very amateur similes that probably wouldn't pass by
a high school teacher's editing pen.
His book Kavalier and Clay was awesome. This one was not.
And it only was labeled as a sci-fi book due to its alternate history setting. It's not really a sci-fi book, and
it kind of irritates me that it was even nominated, thus taking some attention away from a more deserving book.
I wonder if people are judging it based on its own merit, or on his previous works (which were better).
Like many other people here, I try to read every Hugo winning book out there so I know many of you are going to
read it anyway. I'm curious if you think it deserved a Hugo.
And when you do read it, make note of the similes in it. There is one in almost every other paragraph. And now that I've
pointed it out, you won't be able to unsee them during your reading. My review of this book was like an accidental
soliloqy performed by a circus clown during the Normandy invasion. (Like that. See?)