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Great idea let down by poor everything else,
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This review is from: The Serene Invasion (Kindle Edition)
Great high concept idea of an alien race forcing a state of non-violence on humanity. I felt it failed to live up it's premise however, shallow characters go about their business as humanity seems to largely go about their's. When the countering aliens do show up they don't seem to do very much at all. Perhaps a lack of drama is the problem here, but I found myself waiting for an existentially transformational experience that didn't turn up. I felt this about Helix too, great big massive lovely high concept sci-fi idea with little to back it up. Some of the exposition dumps carried through dialogue were spectacularly awful.