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By A Customer
This review is from: Endymion (Hyperion Cantos) (Mass Market Paperback)
Hyperion and Fall of Hyperion are both truly excellent books...indisputably classics of the genre. That being said, I cannot overstress my disappointment in the Endymion books. Simmons' weak, formulaic plotting and 2-dimensional characters showed me that he was just going through the motions on Endymion and Rise of Endymion. The tense, gothic quality which made the first 2 books so fresh and unique is completely absent. It is a mystery to me that the average review for this book is so high. There are some interesting concepts and Mr Simmons shows the occasional flash of his talent here and there, but I honestly wish I had stopped reading this series after the second book.