Eavesdropping On My Readers' Minds

A reader of Microcosm blogs:

I am literally only 12 pages in, yet Zimmer has already managed to make me catch my breath, clutch the book to my chest, and feel my eyes get a little moist from the emotional impact of it all.

I wonder what a couple hundred more pages will do...

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Hi Carl,

Sounds like that reader might need a box of handkerchiefs by their bed stand before they continue reading.