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Difficult at first,
By A Customer
This review is from: Slant (Paperback)
In inventing the world of Slant, Bear uses an infuriatingly large array of long made-up words (some easily derived from current words, others seemingly random collections of letters). This makes it very difficult to read at any kind of pace, and difficult to keep track of the many sub-plot twists and turns. Personally, I found it very difficult to get through the first 150 pages.
However, as one gets further and further through the book, the language (and plot) seem to become more and more "normal" - and in my view better for it. That may be because there is less dialogue and more action; or it may be that Bear tired of trying to keep all his new words in consistent use...