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Superb, but Banks or Simmons you aint.,
This review is from: Chasm City (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)
One thing most reviewers seem to agree on is that Reynolds is more than welcome to this magnificent genre. His pace never lets up and I particularly enjoy his ability to weave multi layered plots. This is particularly evident here although you can read other reviews for details. I also believe that he has the ability to convey character motivation in a way that only a handful of others are capable of. I say this because after a few chapters I wanted to kill that bastard Reivich even thugh I didn't have a clue about the man, which now I think about it, you never do.
Why then has our young Welsh author failed to gain 5 stars? Well, it's not because I'm a tight get but instead, where the likes of Herbert, Bear, Banks and Simmons craft whole pieces of art with equal attention to each part of the story, I feel that Reynolds has yet to work out how to end a novel. The maggot part was particularly dull. Still, not bad at all for a second novel although I thought Revelation Space was better.
My advice is buy it, read it and then remember that it's still early doors because this man will only get better.