The plot goes no where while spinning out uninteresting details about a new world order. Little character development and not much of a plot.
This is a rather long-winded book, written in a style without irony or dramatic tension. The main characters are all distinctly American, even if they aren't supposed to be, and slog through the storyline without passion, except for random bits of anger. The author should have focused on the interesting plot instead of trying to write a post-modern, character-driven dramatization when he is just not good at writing dialogue and does not create interesting or believable characters. The reader of the novel is talented but a bit monotonic in his delivery, and some of the characters he tries for make me cringe a bit. Overall, I wish I'd never bought this book. It might be good for a teenager or a young adult, but not a sophisticated reader. Tolstoy, it ain't.
I love all Sci-Fi. This started out interesting. Than got and stayed boring. It finished with disappointing. Try it if you want but if you find it gets boring give it up.
This, I think, represents one of the biggest leaps of concept I've read in a long while! I feel that this is a truly original and gripping idea. The 'universe' created here is at once fantastic and weirdly plausible...perfect fiction. The protagonist is seemingly so mild and plays awesome foil to a host of bigger than life characters. Many great textures and brilliant turns of phrase left me feeling amazed and compelled to write a review! I did extra yard work so I could keep listening on my iPod.
The three main characters of Robert Charles Wilson's intelligent tale are notable for their frustratingly realistic personal flaws and tender lifelong friendship. This cosmic character study is well paced and will compel the reader to a very satisfying ending.
Scott Brick's performance is noteworthy.
THis is the kind of story that keeps me reading Sci-Fi. What a great idea that is just executed nearly flawlessly.
Excellent audio and fantastic book. Cannot recommend enough.