Posts in category 'books'

  • Review:

    Review of by (9780316246637) #books (https://b-ark.ca/iuO_uE)

    Ancillary Justice feels like the archetype of the massive vision science fiction novel… i.e., all concept, no character.

    The first person perspective ensures that the only character we really get to know is Justice of Torren One Esk, but as a character, One Esk is a cardboard cutout. This is ironic as the setup would seem to make this narrative a great opportunity for a character study, but as we draw back the covers of One Esk, there just isn’t much there there.

    As for the supporting cast, there’s little to recommend them, and in fact Seivarden is downright unpleasant for most of the book, with a mysterious turnaround partway through that I still don’t understand.

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  • Review:

    Review of by (9780316334716) #books (https://b-ark.ca/AU2Q2K)

    To say this book was better than Cibola Burn would be an enormous understatement… in fact, it was a close call as to whether I would bother continuing the series after book four, but I decided to take a crack at it, and I’m very glad I did!

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