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on 27 December 2016
I would have given zero star to this book, if that was possible (as the author is no longer alive, I wouldn't feel the need to respect his feelings).
The author created and adopted a lingo for the book that is much more than annoying. If he had limited it to 10 percent of what he did, the result might have been good. (Recently I read another book about a hypothetical future after a catastrophe on Earth, in which the writer played a bit with words in a way that added a nice flavour to the story.) But the so-called Riddleyspeak is way too much.
I thought that the fact I'm not an English native speaker might have added to my difficulty. But by reading other reviews here I think I'm far from beign alone on that.
By page 21 I couldn't stand it anymore, and dropped the book. Along those pages, I didn't detect any interesting plot or character. Reviewer paulyrichard's commented that "the story is so weak", and that reassured me.