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on 11 November 2016
Kindle edition: My kindle copy of this is terribly edited. I think it must have been scanned in by a text reader, I've read the original a couple of times and I know it pretty well, so even though there are some words that are completely wrong (the result of the software mis-identifying a word), it didn't ruin the narrative much. Don't let the shoddy editing and spelling errors put you off though!

The book itself: It's from the 70's, so the science is a bit vague and somewhat lacking. But it's a good ride and a good introduction to one of my long-standing favourite series, and the Ringworld itself is always breathtaking. In his Known Space tales Niven created a universe that's part Starship Troopers, part Star Trek and part Outer Limits - a mix I really enjoy. The Ringworld novels get better as they go on (as does Niven's writing), but this is the starting point upon which the rest is built, so it's worth it.
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on 18 July 2017
I would have given more stars if it wasn't for the plot thing about luck...i didn't buy it because i thought that it was a silly idea to put a such a ridiculous and unlikely thing as breeding people for luck....in any unimaginable and gigantic universe, you could not guarantee any kind of luck. I really enjoyed the Ring world though.
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on 3 May 2017
I'm working my way through the Hugo award winning novels and this was next in the list and, in terms of pure enjoyment, this is one of the best. Nice concepts, strong characters, story that moves at a pace and a satisfying ending. The novel gives away it's age in places and later books that have stolen ideas means this lacks surprise in places but it is most definitely worth a read and is highly recommended.
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on 10 June 2017
Whilst Ringworld is looking its age it remains a fun read. Don't expect character development or great insights to the human condition.
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on 13 May 2017
Read this book many years ago it is sci-fi at its best and am enjoying it second time around.
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on 29 May 2017
Their was too much emphasis on the science +not enough on atmosphere for me. I was left disappointed as it is, conceptually, highly imaginative! Those with a scientific leaning will enjoy it.
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on 29 July 2017
A good read.
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on 17 May 2017
Fantastic classic
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on 26 July 2017
Good read a real page turner
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on 11 July 2017
brilliant
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