At the End of Babel by Michael Livingston

At the End of Babel by Michael Livingston
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (32 pages)
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

At the right time, in the right place, words have the power to change the world.

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Tabitha was such a likeable main character. She’d been through something truly awful as a child, and the memories of that event stayed with her well into adulthood. I found her reaction to the past to be as realistic as it was sympathetic. Just about anyone would have behaved the same way in those same circumstances, and I desperately wanted her to finally make peace with her past.

There were several plot holes that I found distracting. While I totally understood why the main character might not remember everything from her childhood and culture perfectly, especially since some of it was wrapped up in some pretty traumatic experiences, not having access to this information was frustrating for me as a reader. I kept feeling like I’d stepped into the middle of a conversation without getting a strong sense of how it all started.

With that being said, the ending was pretty memorable. There were times in the beginning when I wondered how literally I should be taking certain things the protagonist was saying. Her expectations of the journey she was on were high, and I wasn’t sure if she was speaking metaphorically to the audience. While I can’t say much more about this part of the plot without hinting at major spoilers, I was pleased with how all of the hints at the beginning came together by the final scene.

I’d recommend At the End of Babel to anyone who has ever tried to explore something painful from the past, whether it was from their own life or from the lives of other people.

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