It seemed like half the book was a history lesson. Even the story wasn't that gripping. I haven't read any other books by this author but if they are as heavy handed religious as this one is, I think I'll pass.
fine, except the awful noises in between every character shift.
The parts without the gibberish noise
Who was in charge of cobbling together the "gibberish" and who decided to cram it in at every possible occasion? Ruined the book.
I was expecting a post apocalyptic virtual reality story. this was roughly that. very roughly. the story jumped around a lot. It assumed relationships between characters that had no basis in story. there was immediate trust between complete strangers in a world that is supposed to be completely untrustworthy.
The author takes many shortcuts in writing about important events as though they happened without providing any details of the events.
in the end the books seems to be very disjointed and I couldn't wait for it to be over. the only reason I finished it was because I spent real money on it.