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Too clever by half - or maybe just rubbish,
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This review is from: Submergence (Hardcover)I bought this on the basis of a glowing review in Word magazine and the numerous 5* reviews here. I was thus very much looking forward to it.
What a waste of time!
I'm not an ignorant man. I could follow the story, and the science. There seemed to be no real insight into the two main characters. We were told what they were thinking but not why.
Too clever by half. The author was far too keen on just throwing bits of information at us, as though something much larger was being constructed but, no, just bits of information.
He can string a sentence together - but you would hope he could with his background.
It is possible I missed the point of the book, though the other reviews here don't actually mention a point, just an overal feeling engendered by the book. Perhaps there is no point, just the feeling, but, if so, the feeling is not one of being rewarded for time spent reading it.