#9156490, By Metalfish Rate the last book you read

  • Metalfish 15 Nov 2012 19:05:25 9,191 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    Perdido Street Station - China Meiville

    This was recommended to me by a friend but I didn't end up enjoying it at all. It's about 200 pages too long for a start, with the author going into huge amounts of unnecessary detail. I didn't care for any of the characters, mainly because China writes so little dialogue. The plot starts off interesting but then descends into a by the numbers thriller.

    I can't recommend this unless you are diehard sci-fi or steam punk fan.
    I agree, though there are some big fans here who are fun to disagree with, so not everyone should write it off.

    I tired of "This is so weird, isn't it? Isn't it? Isn't that interesting?" Which it might be if the characters weren't so very slow to come into focus.
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