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Not so Powerful !,
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This review is from: Three Days to Never (Hardcover)
What has happened to Tim Powers? The muse that guided him effortlessly through books like "The Anubis Gates" and "The Stress of her Regard" seems to have disappeared and instead he's putting out these quasi-supernatural thrillers that require an A3 size diagram to follow the plot.Not only that but the characters are barely two dimensional and after getting halfway through the book you couldn't care less what happens to any of them.At least Brian Duffy and Brendon Doyle in earlier books had quirky personalities and you could follow their escapades,empathising with them but here one character is pretty much the same as any other making it difficult to remember who's who and what's what.If you're new to Powers' writing then try reading anything post "Epitaph in Rust" and pre "Last Call".