Intelligent, amusing, thoughtful and a refreshing SF read.,
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This review is from: Calculating God (Paperback)
This is the first book of Sawyer's I have read and it won't be the last. Sawyer presents arguments in a very amusing way and I often wonder if the aliens in the novel are supposed to be so human!
The book does have it's downsides, it seems quite hurried in places and lacking for ideas. I would have liked to seen a bit more of God in action as it were (without wanting to give away spoliers), instead of the alien and human intellectual chin stroking. It's also a bit clumsy with some of the coincidences. However the plausiable is very much the point of this book.
My biggest complaint about this book was I would have liked it to have been deeper, a bit more philosophical perhaps - another couple of hundred of pages would have been wonderful! Not that any of this detracts from this being a good book... merely I was sad to come to the end as quickly as I did.
If you're into the philosophy of religion, evolution, and the kind of musings stoned and idle university students come up with - then this one is for you.
(Couldn't help but imagine the Canadians in the book as looking like the Canadians from Southpark!)