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17% done with They Were Found Wanting

The isolationism many of the Hungarians choose seems to be manifest in Uzdy with his wild ideas of replacing the number system with units of 12. It’s all mad, but then there is nobody to tell him otherwise because he’s also such a wildcard threat.

“The tall elongated figure silhouetted against the butter-yellow building was like an exclamation mark after a cry of menace.”

I like how Baliant felt sad for Uzdy.

6% done with They Were Found Wanting

Where the first book ends with Adrienne standing at the window enveloped by the white netting as she contemplates Balint, Dodo stands at her own window with drunken Laszlo below and she sets her curtains on fire. And he was only there by chance unaware that she is madly in love with him. Hard not to empathize with Laszlo, even as much as he screws up.