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Queen of Angels,
This review is from: Queen Of Angels (Hardcover)
When compared to other works by Greg Bear such as EON or Halo: Cryptum this story is a little disappointing.
The story takes a long time to get up to speed and the ending, however good, doesn't make up for the short falls in this particular book. In particular it is marred by an over indulgence of references to physical appearance/state of one of the main characters, so much so it becomes tiresome. To a lesser extent it is also marred by the use of "newspeak" which really doesn't work well. I am in no hurry to read the sequel.
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Initial post: 19 Jan 2012 17:29:29 GMT
Last edited by the author on 19 Jan 2012 17:29:40 GMT
Paul Magnussen says:
I agree. I get the impression in places that he's just discovered Jack Kerouac.
And is it unduly captious of me to wish that he'd discover hyphens? "ten year old home manager" (p.44) and "north facing balcony" (p.48) are, I suppose comprehensible; but "completely private citizen owned passenger car basic model" (p.61) is a bit much, to take just one example.
Posted on 16 Jun 2014 16:33:54 BDT
H. Ashford says:
A few commas wouldn't go amiss. I mean, what on earth is:
"listening to the last murmers and seasounds of all his own personalities agents talents flowing back and forth over the short of awareness"
meant to mean?
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