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I'm now unsure why I read to the end of this book, the story is absurd
19 August 2018
Mankind had been overthrown and been forcibly addicted to a drug that leave eveyone stupid - slaves that when they aresn't doing manual jobs are killed for entertainment. I suppose I can just about accept that as the basis of a story. We're then asked to accept the premise that the other starfaring races as not as intelligent as humans that are not addicted. Then it gets really silly. Humans who have been addicted since childhood and lost their addiction as adults have the capacily to learn in months what it takes the rest of us a lifetime? They then start to impact large scale, planet wide economies over a period of just months?? Meanwhile the same aliens, who have been running the old human empire for 10,000 years are gullible enough to believe supposedly stupid humans who tell them to so stupid things.
Why on earth did I actually read to the end of this book!