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Great story, but weak characterisation
on 27 December 2012
In my judgement, this book suffers from weak characteristation (the space marines weren't hugely distinctive, or interesting), and for most of the book I didn't much care about the characters. As a result, several times I'd stopped reading the book altogether, only to resume a few weeks later.
I'm glad I finished the book, however, as the last 100 pages were epic, and very memorable. And the epilogue was very cool.
Still, cant help but feel this was a wasted opportunity. Great story but with cardboard cutout characters.
(I'd actually give this 3 1/2 stars, but that option isnt available.)