Unironically love when a reader gets what I’m trying to do
Yes. YES.
(While I am honored by the favorable comparison I don’t agree with the dig on @exlarson! He’s a master.)
For what it is worth re this part, there is no embellishment of the action in the book. I wrote a sourcing note on this but we stuck it at the back.
This is another review on the site which I may love even more. The guy clearly did not want to like this book, but he ended up learning a lot anyway. Good luck on the rest of your journey, William the Reviewer.

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What do any of these words mean
Ah of course
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