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A sequel I liked more than book one,
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This review is from: The Long War (The Long Earth) (Hardcover)
The sequel to the authors' The Long Earth sees the same group if characters set out on a variety of quests throughout a landscape of parallel worlds as various factions emerge.
My memories of reading the previous novel only twelve months ago are a little patchy, but I found this didn't matter and this sequel could probably be read on its own. The basic premise is explained quickly and straightforwardly, although some of the character relationships might not be so obvious.
It's much solider science fiction than usually emerges from the pen (or dictation software) of Terry Pratchett, but the typical style of wit and amusing references from his other works is clearly present. It's not the toughest of science fiction to read and would be very approachable for a reader who does not frequent the genre.
The beginning and end made for addictive reading and, despite a slow middle section that reminded me of the dragging sections in the first book, I really enjoyed it.