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Enjoyable - but is this just the appetiser?,
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This review is from: The Long Earth (Hardcover)
The fairly even spread of reviews from 1 to 5 stars suggests that there is no great consensus of opinion about this book - and it took me a while to even decide how I felt about it. Firstly - is it truly a collaboration? I struggled to find the voice of Terry Pratchett except for a few brief flashes, and they largely fell at the start of the book. I haven't previously read anything by Baxter (although I will now) so I can't tell if the book is in his normal style. Towards the end the authors seemed to run out of steam (or interest) and drew the book to a rapid end (and it gives the appearance of perhaps being the first of a series - hardly a surprise when you look at the back catalogue of both authors).
At the end of the day, what matters is that I enjoyed the book, and wanted to keep reading. And from the way it ends I imagine the follow-up will be along sometime in the near future.