I love, adore, Vinge -- but this one is dull!,
This review is from: Children of the Sky, The (Zones of Thought) (Mass Market Paperback)
I am probably literally the biggest Vernor Vinge fan !
I idolize, apotheosize, Vinge.
He's the ultimate. Everyone should read every Vinge book immediately.
Vinge's five best books are the five best books - of any type - ever - ever written!
But it has to be said that this book is essentially very slow. It's all medieval - it's just set on a (boring!) planet where they are waiting for 20 years for something to happen. The whole book is basically a very slow history of the comings and goings of these rural characters. It has to be said, totally boring.
Basically, not your typical Vinge book!
If you're lucky enough to be new to Vinge, just pass this and read - quite simply - any other one of his books.
Every single other book he has written, is an epoch-making masterpiece. Thank you, Mr. Vinge! (Err, but not for this one! :) )