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4.0 out of 5 stars Fairly good, if you "dig" the writing style and the first one!, 1 May 2011
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This review is from: The Last Four Things (The Left Hand of God) (Hardcover)
"The Left Hand of God" was different. You can see that from the Amazon reviews, people either loved it or they hated it and there didn't seem to be much of a "middle ground" of people who thought it was OK. So is it worthwhile picking up the sequel?

Well before you buy this one, check out the first one. It's under £2 second hand from the Marketplace and it's a good insight into Paul Hoffman's writing style. It's definitely different, and for the first 5 or so chapters I wasn't quite sure if I enjoyed it or not. The language isn't overly complex and it's very easy to follow, the concepts aren't to difficult to grasp (as they can be in the more "hardcore" fantasy crowd) and it's an interesting read if sometimes a tad too religiously "dark". If you're up for something a bit different then pick it up.

If you've read the first one already then you already know if you like his style or not. If you don't like it then look away now because this is just more of the same stuff! If you enjoyed the first one then this is a continuation of Cale's story and you'd probably want to accompany him on it. The only issue I had with this book was that the pace was a bit too slow in some areas and a bit rushed in others, felt very much like "nothings happening, nothings happening, something's happened - it's over, nothings..." a few times in the 2nd and 4th fifths of the book.

It is a good continuation (considering the numerous directions it could've gone in after the first one) and fans should definitely check it out. If you're not a fan though then don't bother - there's no point in reading it!
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Initial post: 28 Oct 2011, 16:52:52 BST
SionedGoch says:
I'm borrowing it from the library. Not sure I want to spend money on it. If I think I'll re-read it I'll buy it but I only read The Left Hand of God once so it's unlikely.
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