I scanned at least half of the book…

I scanned at least half of the book because book 96 contains so much unnecessary internal monologue and repetitive emotional stress that about only half of the words actually matter. There are also some serious gaping holes in the plot — so conveniently working out almost every time for the protagonist even though it really should not have. The concept is quite interesting, and the science seems plausible in this cautionary science fiction of a potential near future, and the strongest part of the book is the convincing descriptions of a world where ordinary activities that we take for granted now have become impossible for those living under drastically changed environments. An example of a good high concept in the hand of an author whose skills in plotting are lacking.

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September 29, 2012 · 12:01 pm

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