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4.0 out of 5 stars Solid but ultimately predictable, 15 Oct 2013
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This review is from: Doomsday Book (Paperback)
I picked this up as it is in SPR's top-100 sci fi books ever. It is certainly a good sci-fi read but I wouldn't have it in my top-100.

The premise is solid, the lead in from there is pretty competent, then it gets a bit rushed. If you are going to read it, do not read the dust jacket first!

Caution: indirect spoilers from here.

There is a twist coming in the middle but it is written on the jacket! I thought this might be an easy give-up because there was something else clever coming in the story so letting that one out didn't matter, but once that one is up the book is pretty much over. The second half is utterly predictable and rushes a bit towards the end. And then it is a bit of Hollywood ending.
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