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Had to stop reading this after getting 1/3 of the way through book 1
on 2 July 2013
I gave this a good go because I enjoy a good story and I am realistic about the level of literary accomplishment that is strictly necessary to get a good story across (not to say I don't enjoy the happy coincidence of a good, or even a great, writer tackling sci fi). However, ultimately I just could not carry on putting myself through the experience and had to stop (this was long after I had become embarrassed for myself at continuing to read a book that seemed to have been written by a teenager). As an aside I am almost certain that there is no such word as "span" in the sense of "he span around to see what was behind him" - I think that the word "spun" might be what the author was looking for (I mention this because this word in this type of context features more than once...)
I seldom write reviews but was prompted to do so when I realised that I had parted with £10 for the privilege of discarding over 90% of what I paid for...and derived negative utility out of the 10% that I did consume...
I had a similar experience with a book called "Ready Player One" but in that case I managed to grit my teeth and ultimately get some enjoyment from the experience (though I would not recommend that book either).