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Gorgeous prose doesn't make up for fragmented, unsatisfactory narrative,
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This review is from: Empty Space: A Haunting (Kefahuchi Tract Trilogy 3) (Paperback)
There is general agreement that this book is beautifully written. The prose is evocative, delicate, sometimes surprising. But if I wanted poetry, I wouldn't have bought a science fiction novel. For those that like the later China Mieville, say, the prose will probably be enough. I mean, who needs a story line that stays within a hundred yards of making sense? I do, I am afraid. Empty space left me feeling dissatisfied and irritated. Authors don't have to tie everything up with a bow, but they do have a responsibility to at least hint at a resolution to the story lines their readers have spent hours of their life on. Harrison is too in love with the texture of his prose to bother, which is a shame.