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I really wanted to like this story
on 18 September 2015
It's not often I am incredibly frustrated by a book, but this is one such occasion. I really wanted to like this story, as I am a massive sci-if fan and have read through most of the other books in the SF Masterworks collection. It started well, if not a bit clunky, then went gradually downhill. The characters made decisions which I can't fathom, the descriptions were hard to visualise (for me anyway), and there was a distinct whiff of misogyny permeating the whole text.
To be honest, I could go on and on, but suffice to say I wanted to vent somewhat. It's overly long, and the ending.. The ending is probably one of the few times I wanted to open a window and drop the book outside. So if I were you I'd avoid this, and it's a shame, it could've been a great book.