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2.0 out of 5 stars This book could have been so much better, 15 Sep 2012
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This book has great concepts about how the future could be; however, the author describes everything in far too much detail at times, using long words when shorter words would allow it to flow better. I felt the story line was actually quite weak and I was desperate for it to pick up the pace at times, but instead I was met by more unneeded descriptive paragraphs that seemed to get boring after a while. All that seems to happen at the start of the book is Swan (The main character) travels a lot, there seems to be no actual point to it all accept to over describe the new world where the solar system is inhabited. Then there is a section where she is just stuck in a tunnel with people and they walk and all day and whistle to stay entertained??? I also felt that the book looked back into 21st centry history too much, to eras of Beethoven, Socrates, or other historical philosophers, surely at some point in the next 300 years there will be other historical figures that they would be looking back to or quoting? Overall the concepts dreamt up about how the future could be are excellent, but as a book to sit down and enjoy reading, it just wasn't for me, I felt it was too much hard work and took an age for anything interesting to actually happen.
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